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Jacobs secures RWE Green Hydrogen feasibility contract in the UK

The project adds to Jacobs’ growing portfolio of strategic solutions to support climate response and the energy transition.

  • 02 February 2022
  • Olivia Story

The project adds to Jacobs’ growing portfolio of strategic solutions to support climate response and the energy transition.

Jacobs has been awarded a feasibility study contract from renewable energy company RWE to investigate the production and supply of green hydrogen in South Wales, U.K.

The four-month study will look at the feasibility of initially installing a 100MW electrolyzer at RWE’s Pembroke Power Station to produce green hydrogen.

Donald Morrison, People & Places Solutions Senior Vice President for Europe and Digital Strategies, Jacobs said: “This feasibility study provides us with an opportunity to work alongside RWE to grow their innovative projects that will further move our sector to low and zero emission generation.”

“This work reaffirms our 20-year relationship with RWE at Pembroke Power Station and demonstrates our ambitions for Jacobs to be at the forefront of delivering the energy transition.”

The study demonstrates Jacobs’ global hydrogen and multi-disciplinary capability, with teams involved from the U.K., mainland Europe and Australia.

Focus will be placed on how green hydrogen could be used for transport and decarbonization activities in South Wales to support carbon reduction targets.

The green hydrogen project has opportunity for growth, with the potential to increase to several gigawatts in scale and could be linked to floating offshore wind in the Celtic Sea.

 It is the first from RWE’s Pembroke Net Zero Centre which launched in early 2021.

Richard Little, Pembroke Power Station Manager, said: “We’re excited to see the outputs of Jacobs’ feasibility study over coming weeks, the first step towards the potential construction of large-scale hydrogen infrastructure at Pembroke.”

“Hydrogen will be a game changer in the decarbonization of heavy industry in South Wales and RWE will be a key partner in helping achieve that.”

In 2021, Jacobs established the Office of Global Climate Response and ESG, to deliver on the company's commitments to climate change through innovative solutions for its clients across energy transition, decarbonization, adaptation and mitigation, and natural resource stewardship.