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Fisher German is kicking off 2022 with a contract win to provide land services for a world-leading low carbon and hydrogen energy project at the forefront of the UK’s drive to net zero. The proposed Cadent HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline is circa 85km and forms part of the overall HyNet scheme, an innovative clean energy project.

HyNet North West aims to unlock a low carbon future for the North West and North Wales, producing clean hydrogen to replace the fossil fuels being used in industry, transport and homes as well as capturing and storing carbon dioxide.

The proposed project is made up of several different elements, including upgrades to existing facilities to produce hydrogen on scale, a carbon dioxide pipeline scheme and the development of a new hydrogen pipeline which will transport the alternative fuel between HyNet partners and future customers.

Experts in our Knutsford and Stafford offices will be advising on matters including acquisitions and access rights and negotiations with affected landowners.

Partner Mark Gilkes said: “We’re incredibly excited to be part of this ground-breaking project. The proposed HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline project is a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) which will require a Development Consent Order (DCO), and Fisher German has a vast amount of expertise in this area, with this alone being our third NSIP pipeline scheme.

“It’s therefore fantastic that we are able to play a part in an NSIP which is at the cutting edge of carbon reduction and will have such a significant impact on the UK achieving its Net Zero targets. Our teams are locally based and have existing clients across the area, so will be using this knowledge to facilitate delivery.

“We anticipate that the project will take around three years, with the scheme aiming to help to decarbonise multiple sectors of the economy from 2025 onwards.”

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