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The HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline will help unlock an energy revolution that will decarbonise the North West.

Cadent's proposed pipeline will be the UK's first 100 per cent hydrogen pipeline at scale. The pipeline project is part of the HyNet low carbon cluster and will deliver hydrogen to multiple industrial users and power generators in the region. It will also take hydrogen to gas blending points for introduction into the existing gas network, along with connecting associated hydrogen storage facilities to help balance the supply and demand on the pipeline.

Following the build of the hydrogen production plant at Stanlow, Cadent anticipates starting construction activities on the first part of the hydrogen network from 2025.

We are currently at an early stage in our work. So far, we have identified a broad route corridor within which the pipeline could be routed. We have also identified search areas for where our Hydrogen Above Ground Installations could potentially be located.

Our first, non-statutory consultation: 26 January 2022 to 11 March 2022

We held our first stage of public consultation on our early proposals for Cadent's HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline from 26 January 2022 to 11 March 2022. This consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation and came along to one of our eight in-person and two online events. We're currently considering all the feedback we've received, alongside further technical and environmental work, as we work to develop a more detailed design for the pipeline network.

We will present this more detailed design, alongside our preliminary environmental work, at our second, statutory consultation this autumn, during which people will have another opportunity to provide feedback.

Please see here for more information regarding the wider HyNet North West project, including work to identify a suitable route for a new carbon dioxide pipeline.

Find out more

To find out more about our proposals for Cadent's HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline, you can view and download a selection of materials from our first, non-statutory consultation.

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Interactive map

This map shows an overview of our current proposals. So far, we have identified a broad route corridor, within which our underground pipeline could be routed. We have also identified search areas within which our Hydrogen Above Ground Installations (HAGIs) could be located.

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