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Wood to deliver feasibility study for hydrogen pipeline in southern Europe

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Wood, the engineering and consulting company, is delivering a scope for an energy company in southern Europe that will assess the feasibility of converting 125km of natural gas pipelines for hydrogen transportation along the Mediterranean coastline.

The study will advance the energy company’s decarbonisation goals and its ambitions to become a hydrogen enabler, linking European production to demand.

Dan Carter, Wood’s President of Decarbonisation, said:

“The European Hydrogen Backbone Initiative has underlined the critical role hydrogen and its associated infrastructure will play in the transition to carbon neutrality. The project is another step forward in realising the backbone vision, which aims to repurpose approximately 32,000km of natural gas transmission pipeline by 2040.

“We’re at an exciting juncture in the transition. Moving at pace, at scale and continuing to prove viability is required to meet the ambitious targets. With our vast global experience in hydrogen design, conversion and repurposing of pipelines we will support our client to innovate and harness the potential of hydrogen as a vehicle for decarbonisation.”

As further evidence of Wood leading in this area, Wood is providing front-end engineering design (FEED) for the HyNet project, the UK’s first hydrogen distribution pipeline infrastructure system. Wood is also delivering concept and FEED studies for nearly 2,000 miles of onshore low carbon pipelines in North America.

As a leader in hydrogen production technology, Wood has been supplying hydrogen production units globally for more than 60 years. With experience in carbon capture and storage, renewable power and pipelines for distribution, Wood is well positioned to support the opportunities of low carbon hydrogen energy systems.

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