Protium has announced it is expanding the capacity of its flagship Tees Valley green hydrogen project to nearly 70MW.
Located at Wilton Universal Group’s site in Teesside, the hydrogen production facility will provide Protium with the infrastructure necessary to generate renewable hydrogen, with plans to supply local manufacturers once built.
The project – to be expanded from 40MW to 68.8MW – will also include the development of green hydrogen storage to support the largest PEM electrolyser in Teesside to enable local manufacturing and logistics businesses to transition from natural gas and diesel.
It will be developed in two phases, with the first phase including one array of the PEM electrolyser, equivalent to 17.2MW of capacity, expected to take place in the third quarter of 2025.
The second phase will scale up the first phase by three arrays and will use renewable generators, including solar and wind power and is scheduled to take place in 2026.
Chris Jackson, CEO of Protium, said: “We are incredibly excited to share the news on the planned expanded capacity at the Tees Valley Net Zero project. Reaching nearly 70MW, this is now Protium’s biggest green hydrogen project to date. Given the current uncertainty in the energy sector, Protium is proud to lead the transition to a greener future.
“To reach the UK’s ambitious goals for net zero, we believe the technologies we have readily available today need to be implemented rather than waiting for new technology to be developed.
“We are looking forward to this project getting underway in order and support the local community and businesses in the region to decarbonise as well as broaden the green energy grid.”