WSP to advise on HyNet North West

Article by Amanda Doyle

CONSULTANCY WSP has been appointed as an advisory service for HyNet North West’s CO2 pipeline.

HyNet North West is a combined hydrogen and carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) project which aims to reduce emissions from industry, homes, and transport.

WSP was appointed by Progressive Energy to advise on planning, environmental impact assessment, as well as stakeholder and land advisory services. This will support the submission of a Development Consent Order (DCO) application. The application is needed for a new section of the pipeline which will connect to an existing pipeline for transport of the CO2 to a reservoir under the seabed in Liverpool Bay.

Copper Consultancy, a communications company, and planning consultancy Axis will support WSP and Progressive Energy on communications, planning, and stakeholder engagement.

Mike Greslow, Technical Director in WSP’s Planning Consultancy, said: “Hydrogen and CCUS have the potential to decarbonise the UK’s industrial clusters, prevent CO2 from entering the atmosphere, and provide clean economic growth. We’re delighted to be advising Progressive Energy on this project which is at the forefront of efforts to achieve the UK’s ambition of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.”

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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