It was a busy afternoon for the official HyNet launch at the People’s History Museum in Manchester on Friday 11 May, 2018.
Stakeholders from regional government, commercial industry and the energy sector heard Steve Rotheram, Mayor of Liverpool City Region and Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester talk about the potential of HyNet to deliver real benefits for the region. Their focus on the potential of HyNet to provide cleaner air and a future transport network highlighted how decarbonisation projects like HyNet provide actual health benefits for local populations.
“I hope the support of the two city regions will be the wind in the sails for this project to succeed.” Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester.
How HyNet supports jobs and provides a workable solution for heavy industrial gas use was highlighted by Debbie Baker from CF Fertilisers and Tracy Hughes from Essar Oil UK.
Andrew Gwenter from Eni UK, owner of the Liverpool Bay oil and gas fields, spoke of working together to make practical re-use of the site with creation of the first Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage infrastructure.
The People’s History Museum was the perfect backdrop to launch this new revolution for the North and the event was well supported with strong media coverage from regional and trade press with articles in The Liverpool Echo, and television interviews with BBC North West and Granada.
It’s onwards and upwards now for the project team as they work hard to secure the right funding programme to make HyNet happen.
Read the full press release here.