Thousands of jobs are set to be created on the Humber as a result of an agreement between two industry giants.
The Port of Immingham has been announced as the site of an Air Products and Associated British Ports (ABP) partnership.
Air Products and its partners would supply the facility with green ammonia from their production locations around the world. Using this method, we could produce green hydrogen, which will help decarbonize transport and industry.
Its proximity to markets and its proximity to utilities would make the Port of Immingham ideal for providing the necessary maritime infrastructure.
ABP is planning to invest in infrastructure, including a new jetty for liquid bulk product imports and exports. Besides handling green ammonia, the jetty will be able to accommodate other cargoes related to the energy transition, such as liquified carbon dioxide (CO2) from carbon capture and storage projects.
In addition to providing 1,400 direct jobs for supply chains and local businesses, the project is expected to generate $4.6bn (£3.9bn) in growth and financial benefits to the region.
This could also eliminate up to 580,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions every year, equivalent to taking 20,000 diesel HGVs off UK roads.
Ivo Bols, Air Products’ president, Europe and Africa, said: “Globally Air Products supports the energy transition by developing real, first-mover projects. We are forging sustainable hydrogen supply chains with our partners and using our hydrogen knowledge and expertise to accelerate the energy transition. We are in positive talks with government ministers and officials about our plans to invest in UK green hydrogen. To enable our investment decision, we are seeking some policy assurances that a viable market will exist for our product.”
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