The NWHA welcomes two new members hoping to benefit from the huge supply chain opportunities on offer from hydrogen.
Thyson Technology Limited, based in Ellesmere Port, is an instrumentation and engineering systems provider. The company is currently involved in the HyDeploy project which is trailing the blending of hydrogen into the gas network in Keele, with further trials planned for the North West.
Neil Stuchbury, Commercial Director at Thyson said: “There will be many challenges ahead on the path to net zero but at Thyson we’ve got a growing skills base in the North West that can help deliver a hydrogen network. Working on projects such as HyNet, we’re investing time and resource to this important agenda which will develop skills and jobs across the region. Being part of the North West Hydrogen Alliance means we’re at the heart of what’s happening and can share our technical expertise and support.”
Engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald has also joined the NWHA. The consultancy is supporting the UK Government on its proposed hydrogen infrastructure development programme to inform policy and funding decisions. Other recent hydrogen projects include assisting hydrogen production associated with nuclear facilities and early stage facilitation of the process for a pilot hydrogen energy system at Keele University as well as various related international projects.
Prem Mahi, Development and Innovation Director – Energy, at Mott MacDonald said: “We see the NWHA as a great partnership for us and look forward to the opportunities it will bring. We are committed to technical excellence and innovation and have much insight to share from our projects in the UK and globally. Together, the NWHA has the right connections to really push the agenda to make hydrogen energy a working reality in the UK.”