Developer awards Feed contract for Scottish 3GW green hydrogen project

Statera Energy has awarded a front-end engineering and design (Feed) contract for the first phase of its 3GW Kintore Hydrogen project in Aberdeenshire, Scotland to professional services contractor Worley.

Offshore wind farms off the coast of Aberdeenshire could power the Kintore Hydrogen project (image credit: Walter Bibikow/Getty Images)

The Kintore project aims to harness surplus electricity generated by Scotland’s offshore wind farms to produce green hydrogen. It was a successful applicant in the UK government’s net zero hydrogen strand 1 competition in March.

Kintore received funding for Feed, planning and consenting work for the initial 500MW phase. The proposed Feed study has a target completion date in Q4 2024 and the company has targeted a final investment decision in 2025.


Statera is undertaking initial design and engineering work in anticipation of making a ‘permission in principle’ planning application for Kintore Hydrogen in 2024. The company is planning public consultation events in early 2024 to discuss the draft proposals and invite feedback. 

Statera has also submitted an environmental impact assessment (EIA) scoping report to Aberdeenshire local authority explaining how it will assess the environmental impacts of the project. The full 3GW of production is expected to be online by the 2030s.

London, UK-based Statera Energy develops, owns and operates flexible generation, battery storage, pumped hydro and green hydrogen projects.

Don Harrold, Statera Energy’s project director, said his company saw the northeast of Scotland playing a major part in the energy transition. “This project is a real opportunity to position the region at the forefront of the growth of the green hydrogen sector,” he added.

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