Situated in the heart of the industrial Humber, Uniper’s Killingholme site has a key role to play in the decarbonization and economic growth of the region, supporting customers in this industrial cluster to transition to a net zero future. This is why this site is also part of Uniper’s Energy Transformation Hubs.
Uniper has been advancing plans for the future development of the site, working with key local and national partners on initiatives that could help decarbonize the Humber region, including the potential development of a low carbon hydrogen production facility. We are working towards this development, most notably with the Humber H2ub project, where Uniper, together with project partner, Shell is progressing plans to produce blue hydrogen combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS). The Energy Transformation Hub Killingholme also encompasses the Port of Immingham decarbonization project, which is looking to establish a low carbon hydrogen supply to the Port of Immingham.
Besides hydrogen-related activities, the Energy Transformation Hub Killingholme is also one of the locations where Uniper is able to deliver essential grid stabilizing services to National Grid ESO without the need to combust fuel to generate power.
Humber H2ub project
Uniper, along with project partner Shell, is progressing plans to produce blue hydrogen at Uniper’s Killingholme site on the South Humber Bank. The Humber H2ub project is a proposed blue hydrogen production facility with a capacity of up to 720 megawatts, using gas reformation technology with carbon capture and storage. The captured carbon would be fed through the proposed Zero Carbon Humber onshore pipeline, part of the East Coast Cluster, selected as one of two carbon capture and storage clusters to be taken forward by the UK government. The hydrogen produced could be used to decarbonize heavy industry, transport, heating and power throughout the Humber region. The project is expected to be operational later this decade.
Innovative grid stability services
Finding solutions to deliver grid stability services, without the need to combust fuel, is a vital piece of the puzzle in transitioning the UK’s energy system to enable more renewable generation to come online. The challenge is to keep the electricity supply at the required frequency, as we rely more on intermittent renewable generation, which does not have the inherent technical features needed to maintain a stable power system. In July 2022, custom designed, rotating grid stability technology, came into operation at Uniper’s Killingholme power station site
Project Mayflower- Port of Immingham decarbonization project
Uniper, along with its project partners, Siemens Energy, Toyota Tsusho and Associated British Ports(ABP) is also investigating the potential to develop a low carbon hydrogen supply to the port of Immingham, in the Humber, UK.