H100 Fife appoints main works contractor
We’re delighted to announce the appointment of leading engineering firm Altrad Babcock as the main works contractor for H100 Fife.
Altrad Babcock will build the hydrogen production and storage site for the project in Fife Energy Park.
They will be responsible for building and integrating key elements of the site, designed by global engineering consultancy Arup. This includes carrying out civil, buildings and mechanical work as well as the electrical control and instrumentation (EC&I).
SGN CEO Mark Wild OBE said: “We’re pleased to announce our appointment of Altrad Babcock. They have a wealth of experience in delivering pioneering energy sector projects and will bring considerable knowledge and know-how to H100 Fife.
“We’re thrilled to have overcome the global commercial and procurement challenges facing many construction projects, and can now get on with building our production and storage site so we can deliver green hydrogen into homes for the first time. Altrad Babcock aims to begin site development in the coming months, having already started work on procurement.”
Altrad Babcock’s Vice President – Major Projects, David Cornforth, added: “We are delighted that we have been appointed main works contractor for SGN’s H100 Fife project. SGN, together with Arup, has developed the project to final design stage – and we are immensely proud of the role we will play in seeing it to fruition.
“This first of a kind project will demonstrate the practicality of bringing green hydrogen gas to domestic customers for the first time, supporting evidence for future low carbon policy decisions and paving a clear path for similar applications in the future.”
Work to build hydrogen demonstration homes in Fife Energy Park, alongside the production and storage site, has already begun and is being carried out by Scottish construction company Marshalls Construction. Everyone participating in H100 Fife will be able to visit the demonstrations homes to test and use hydrogen appliances and see how they are installed. The homes are due to open this summer.