Getech, the geoenergy and green hydrogen company, announces further progress with its Shoreham Port Green Energy Hub, with the extension of exclusive rights for the development of all port-based hydrogen, ammonia and new onshore wind and solar generation capacity through to August 2027.
In November 2021, Getech announced a period of exclusivity for two years with Shoreham Port, West Sussex, through a Collaboration Agreement. Having completed an extensive engineering programme demonstrating commercial feasibility for the Green Energy Hub, Getech's exclusivity has now been extended by the Shoreham Port for a 5-year period, taking the project through development, to planned first green hydrogen production and beyond.
Shoreham Port is holding its public-facing Sustainability Week from 29 September to 1 October 2022, where the Green Energy Hub will be one of the portfolio of projects presented.
Dr Jonathan Copus, Getech CEO commented:
" We are pleased with the progress we have made working in close collaboration with Shoreham Port. The updated agreement signed today, with a significantly extended exclusivity period, is a clear statement of intent of the partnership to push forward to develop green hydrogen at the port, contributing to decarbonisation across the Southeast of England."
Tom Willis, CEO of the Shoreham Port said:
"We are delighted to be continuing the partnership with Getech to develop the Shoreham Port Green Energy Hub. As a Trust Port we have been operating for the benefit of the community for 260 years. This pioneering project has the potential to make a significant contribution to decarbonising the region, creating more good quality local jobs, attracting investment and improving air quality for everyone".