Menter Môn has announced that work on the Holyhead Hydrogen Hub has begun. How will this boost hydrogen’s potential in Wales?
The hub, which is a Menter Môn project, is supported by the Isle of Anglesey County Council. Wardell-Armstrong is undertaking a survey, which will be carried out before construction starts on site.
It is viewed as an essential step as part of efforts to reduce carbon emissions and as a catalyst to amplify the local economy.
Green hydrogen will be produced at the site and distributed as fuel for zero-emission hydrogen-powered vehicles.
North Wales contractors, Jones Bros and Cadarn Consulting Engineering have been appointed to support the project at this early stage. The work started on 26 June and is expected to last around 28 days to complete.
The Welsh Government has provided seed funding from 2020-2023 enabling the project to progress to this point with additional support expected to be announced during the coming weeks. Support has also been pledged by the UK Government as it aims to achieve its net zero targets by 2050.