By Kristy Dorsey

Scotland’s Logan Energy is set to take the lead on a new hydrogen fuel project in Wales to help drive down CO2 emissions generated by the haulage and heavy transport industry.

Situated at the UK’s second-largest roll-on, roll-off port, the Holyhead Hydrogen Hub will include a production plant, refuelling and distribution facilities. Edinburgh-based Logan Energy won the contract to lead a consortium of local businesses and specialists on the project from social enterprise Menter Mon.

Scheduled to go operational in 2023, the Holyhead Hydrogen Hub will be Logan Energy’s fifth such development in the UK. It is also currently constructing two further hydrogen refuelling stations for export to Tenerife and Germany.

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“There are huge renewable resources offshore – both tidal and wind – which together present a compelling case to develop a hydrogen supply chain on Anglesey through this project,” Logan Energy chief executive Bill Ireland said.

“Kick-starting a local, sustainable hydrogen supply chain under the control and majority ownership of a local entity is key to enabling local benefit and longer-term success, ensuring Holyhead and surrounding areas can pave the way for widescale low-carbon infrastructure in the region while developing a local workforce skilled in hydrogen technology.”

The first to be developed in Wales under the hub and spoke model, the project is expected to create between 20 and 30 jobs. It is being supported by the Isle of Anglesey County Council and the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund.