The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution announced by the Prime Minister sets out an ambitious blueprint to achieving “net zero” through £12bn of government investment. In particular, it highlights the importance of both offshore wind and hydrogen in achieving this – seeking to quadruple offshore wind power capacity and committing up to £740M to hydrogen alone.

“This is welcomed news for InfraStrata. Our Harland & Wolff shipyards in Belfast and Appledore, are ideally placed for the fabrication, load-out, assembly and installation for offshore wind projects. As the government sets to quadruple the quantum of energy produced by offshore wind, Harland & Wolff, with its large and outstanding capabilities, will look to meet the inevitable significant rise in demand.”

According to the 2019 UK Department for Business Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) survey, 85% of UK residents keep warm using gas central heating– you simply cannot replace this with electricity, we still need gas.

“The case for the Islandmagee storage project is stronger now than ever and its importance in the transition to hydrogen more evident. The salt caverns are technically capable of storing hydrogen (subject to regulatory permissions) which, given these ambitious plans, make our gas storage facility absolutely vital to this Green Revolution.”

“InfraStrata looks forward to making a meaningful contribution to this ambitious Ten Point Plan and helping on the road to net zero”