23 May 2022

Kent Wins Major Contract For Vertex Hydrogen, part of HyNet Northwest

  • Kent is providing technical and consents advisory to support Vertex Hydrogen
  • Kent’s new awards hit $400 million in Q1 2022 after big wins across the globe.
  • “This contract win is a testament to our strong ongoing relationship with Vertex Hydrogen, and it cements our position as a leading engineering company in the energy transition sector across the world.” says Matt Wills, Market Director, Low Carbon and Onshore Projects at Kent.

HyNet, the UK’s leading industrial decarbonisation cluster was selected by the UK Government as a Track 1 cluster. The project will unlock a low carbon future for North West England and North Wales, producing and distributing low carbon hydrogen to replace the fossil fuels used in industry, transport, and homes, and capture and store carbon dioxide.

Vertex Hydrogen is designing, developing and building the UK’s first large scale, low carbon hydrogen production plant that will be a core part of HyNet. Kent, a leading engineering company in energy transition such as carbon capture, utilisation, and storage (CCUS), hydrogen (H2), low carbon fuels and chemicals, and offshore wind (OSW) has been awarded a major contract for the Hydrogen Production Plant Project.

As a part of the new contract win, Kent will:

  • Optimise the design prepared for the FEED phase to meet the latest requirements for the project
  • Update the cost estimates
  • Advise on the planning application and consents (which have already been submitted for the plant) and support through to full approval
  • Provide the technical tender documentation for delivery contractors

Kent has a long-standing relationship with the Vertex Hydrogen team and was part of the consortium for the Pre-FEED and FEED phases of the project; the familiarity with the project from previous phases, and the understanding of CCS enabled hydrogen, helped Kent secure this contract with Vertex Hydrogen. Kent has built a solid relationship with Vertex Hydrogen as Kent has been highly flexible in its approach to working closely with the client and key stakeholders, building on Kent’s decades of low carbon track record in hydrogen and CCS.

Matt Wills, Market Director | Low Carbon and Onshore Projects at Kent, said, “We are excited to be a part of this transition and believe we have the technical and engineering skills to help deliver the project. Our ambition is to build long-term relationships with businesses that share our values and vision and together help make a difference.”

“This win is a testament to our ongoing relationship with Vertex Hydrogen. In addition, it cements our position as a leading engineering and construction company in the energy transition sector worldwide.” John Egan, Director of Vertex Hydrogen, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Kent. Vertex Hydrogen and Kent share the same commitment to playing an active role in the energy transition and service excellence, helping our clients meet their net-zero targets. So, we are actively looking for partnerships such as these that facilitate information sharing and a faster transition to net-zero.”

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