Wireline Magazine Autumn 2020 Issue 49

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For Wood’s part, it brought together a multi-disciplinary team from across its business including environmental planning, geographical mapping, visualization, process and pipeline engineering, renewables and hydrogen power experts to deliver a solution. As part of the scope of work, the team secured planning consent, completed the technical feasibility study and provided preliminary engineering design for the candidate site. Joe Sczurko, CEO of Wood’s Technical Consulting Solutions business, commented: “Wood’s track record in the technology, production, and the use of hydrogen is decades-long with a number of successful hydrogen projects delivered for clients around the world. Combined with our renewable and infrastructure expertise, we were well-positioned to support SGN with its ambitious H100 project at Machrihanish.” Wood worked on the project in collaboration with the Machrihanish Airbase Community Company Business Park and Airport, which was considered, as one of three possible sites, to host the hydrogen production, storage, and distribution infrastructure. While H100 Fife is proposed as the site for the first hydrogen network, SGN also sees significant potential for 100% hydrogen networks in Machrihanish and Aberdeen at a later date.

Wood completes work on SGN green hydrogen- to-homes project group Wood successfully delivered preliminary engineering design services for gas network operator SGN’s candidate site at Machrihanish, on the west coast of Scotland, as part of its Hydrogen 100 (H100) project. The H100 demonstration project will initially aim to supply energy to homes in Fife, Scotland. On completion, this project will be the first of its kind to employ a direct supply of offshore wind renewable power to produce green hydrogen energy, heating up to 300 homes in the first instance. SGN manages the network distributing natural gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland and parts of southern England. As part of its efforts to decarbonise the energy system and reduce emissions, the company is investigating the role that hydrogen can play, with the H100 project forming a key component. Engineering and consulting

TÜV SÜD joins Europe- wide research programme for hydrogen vehicles As part of the European Metrology Programme for Innovation and Research (EMPIR), TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory is developing standards for accurate flow metering and pricing at hydrogen refuelling stations. The Metrology for Hydrogen Vehicles 2 project is part of the world’s first large-scale research project to tackle hydrogen fuel measurement inaccuracy challenges. To expand the use of hydrogen vehicles across Europe, it is essential that the gap between legislation and technology is closed. Extensive new infrastructure is required, where end-users are assured of accurate flow metering and fair charging at refuelling stations. However, there are at present no European-wide measurement methods and standards. During the three-year programme, TÜV SÜD National Engineering Laboratory’s research will help manufacturers and operators to improve the accuracy of hydrogen refuelling stations. It will develop new hydrogen measurement standards for both light (cars and vans) and heavy duty (buses and trucks) vehicles.

Machrihanish Airbase Community Company Business Park and Airport, considered as one of the original three possible sites to host the hydrogen production, storage, and distribution infrastructure. Image courtesy of MACC © RCAHMS. Licensor www.rcahms.gov.uk

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