HyNet North West is being developed by a set of global organisations with significant experience of major infrastructure deployment.
PRIVATE SECTOR PARTNERS & SUPPORT
HyNet North West is comprised of a core consortium of eight partners, which are developing the main infrastructure for the project.
Other supporting organisations include global companies and brands across many sectors; from chemicals, glass and oil refining to food, paper and automotive. These organisations are actively exploring the potential to switch to hydrogen as soon as it is available from HyNet. This will allow them to decarbonise their processes and produce low carbon products for us all to purchase.
HyNet North West is working with a range of public sector partners and collaborating with other clean growth initiatives.
Energy innovation is thriving across Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire and North Wales.
Led by the Mayor, an ambitious new Energy Strategy is being drafted for Liverpool City Region. HyNet has engaged with the Mayor and Liverpool LEP as part of the strategy’s development. The Energy Strategy will build on Liverpool City Region Transport Plan for Growth, the objectives of which HyNet would help meet.
Greater Manchester’s ambition is for a ‘cleaner greener region’, with a 48% reduction in carbon emissions. HyNet fits with the region’s focus on low carbon business sector and skills growth, and achieving cleaner air.
HyNet is engaging with the Cheshire Energy Innovation District (EID) which was established by the industry-led Cheshire Energy Hub to boost productivity and foster innovation in the energy sector.
It brings together generators, energy-intensive manufacturers, innovators and academics to create a joined-up solution to the UK’s energy challenge.
All three Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) – for Manchester, Liverpool and Cheshire, and the two Metro- Mayors for Liverpool and Manchester are closely engaged and supportive of HyNet.
Mersey Dee Alliance, the cross-border partnership which supports strategic economic growth across Flintshire, Wrexham, Cheshire West and Wirral, is supporting HyNet’s activity to create a low carbon hub across North East Wales and North West England. HyNet will enable North Wales to exceed their ambitious within the soon to be published Welsh Hydrogen Strategy.
Hydrogen from HyNet will enable decarbonisation of hard-to-reach sectors, including heating of homes, fuelling of industry and flexible power generationSteve Rotheram, Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region
HyNet is an exciting and ambitious industry-led project...and will transform West Cheshire into a world-leading location for clean growth.”Councillor Louise Gittins, Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council
…a big step towards a green future.Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester
North East Wales, Cheshire West and the Wirral are pivotal to the success of the UK, with population close to 1 million. As an industrial heartland at a time in which carbon taxes could put existing jobs at risk, HyNet is an integral part of the region’s future economy. The low carbon cluster will secure a sustainable future for vital industry and supporting them to remain viable for the future by reducing, and eventually halting, carbon emissions - safeguard employment.Cllr Mark Pritchard, Chair of the Mersey Dee Alliance and Leader of Wrexham Council
PUBLIC SECTOR SUPPORT
HyNet has received funding support from the Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership through their local growth fund.
The Alliance is a group of leading organisations with a strong presence in the North West. It includes local academia, hydrogen producers, design engineers, major landowners and a range of other entities. All share a vision of creating a geographical centre of excellence and innovation which stimulates regional employment and underpins the UK’s emerging hydrogen economy. The Alliance is shortly to be formalised.
Net Zero North West unites industry, providing a strong voice and holistic vision for industrial decarbonisation in the North West. The partners are committed to working together to deliver change that is not only essential in supporting the energy intensive industries that make this region thrive, but critical in reaching the UK’s net zero targets. Visit their website for more info.