Eni UK and Uniper announced on 30 June the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to evaluate joint initiatives that could contribute to the decarbonisation of North Wales. The collaboration is in line with the UK Government’s 10-Point Energy Transition Plan and aims to test the technical and commercial viability of low-carbon projects in the region. In fact, it should be remembered that among the actions of the UK government are plans to achieve a zero emissions target by 2050 (a plan that would garner £12 billion of government investment, and potentially 3 times that of the private sector. Less 250,000 new jobs created and support) investment is planned for development of hydrogen with CO2 emissions and development of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) process. Eni UK currently operates hydrocarbon fields in Liverpool Bay that feed the Uniper-owned Kona’s Quay Power Plant in Flintshire with natural gas. Based on the protocol, Uniper will evaluate solutions for development at its industrial site for the production of blue hydrogen through the capture of carbon dioxide and green hydrogen; Whereas Eni UK will provide the infrastructure for the transport and storage of CO2 in its depleted areas in the Gulf of Liverpool. The location of the Unipar plant at Konah’s Quay is ideal, as it is powered by a gas source supplied by the national transport system and because it is located near existing Eni UK infrastructure, which will be converted to transport CO2. Big Hynet North West Project.
Philip Hemens, Eni’s Head of Northern Europe Coordination, said: “This is a great time to invest in decarbonization technologies and help make the UK one of the global leaders in the energy transition. We look forward to working together with Eni UK and Uniper.” This collaboration will integrate and further enrich our commitment to the wider Highnet North West Project, placing the North West of England and North Wales at the forefront of the UK path towards achieving “zero emissions” across many sectors of the economy from 2025 onwards. K energy transition and decarbonization”. Mike Lockett, Uniper UK Country Chairman and Group Chief Commercial Officer Power, commented: “The Quay Power Plant in Conah, Uniper, is well positioned to participate in the decarbonization process of the country’s North Wales and North West. ‘England, We look forward to working closely with Eni UK to explore future opportunities for on-site hydrogen and CCS production as we plan to increase our hydrogen production capacity in the UK. This is the latest in a series of agreements between some companies based in the North West of K and North Wales, where the company is developing a Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) process.