News • 22 February 2024

Hydrogen storage vessels arrive in Fife Energy Park

Four of six hydrogen storage vessels we’ll be using to heat the homes taking part in H100 Fife have arrived and sit proudly in place in Fife Energy Park.

A construction site with turbine and oil rigs being dismantled in the background.
Our production and storage site under construction. You can see the storage vessels on the right.

Each vessel is about the size of a single-decker bus and weighs an impressive 73 tons. That’s equivalent to 20 elephants. More importantly, the six storage vessels will ensure the trial can provide a constant source of hydrogen for even the harshest of winters.

Project Manager James Carroll said: “The arrival of the vessels marks another significant milestone for the project and comes at a time when we’ve made substantial progress in constructing our hydrogen production and storage facility, including finishing the work on the site foundations.

“We’d like to thank our project partners Altrad Babcock and, most of all, the Buckhaven and Denbeath communities for your ongoing support as we work hard to deliver this world-first trial.”

It took two days to transport the storage vessels under police escort from 310 miles away in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. We’re expecting the final two vessels to arrive in the coming months.