WHO WE ARE

We are a consortium of leading energy and industrial companies with a shared vision to transform the Humber region into the UK’s first net-zero carbon cluster by 2040. Together we are working to deliver essential carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen infrastructure that will enable large-scale decarbonisation across the country’s most carbon intensive region. We have partners and supporters involved in every aspect of the value chain, from infrastructure owners and developers, to energy generators, to industrial users.

Zero starts here.

 

PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

PARTNERS

Drax Group

Drax is enabling a zero carbon, lower cost energy future. It is the UK’s third-largest electricity generator and produces more renewable power than any other company with assets around the country, including Drax Power Station, the largest decarbonisation project in Europe.

Drax has a near 50-year history of innovation in power generation, and a proven track record of delivering transformative projects, including the conversion of four 600-plus MW units from coal to sustainably sourced biomass.

The power station is now pioneering bioenergy carbon capture and storage, the first step towards becoming the world’s first carbon negative power station.

Equinor

Equinor is a global energy company committed to long term value creation in a low carbon future inspired by its vision of shaping the future of energy. It is the largest supplier of crude oil and natural gas to the UK with its gas supplies meeting more than 25% of UK demand.

Its three offshore wind farms together supply electricity to 650,000 UK homes. Hywind Scotland is the world’s first floating offshore wind park and is partnered with Batwind, the world’s first battery for offshore wind. It is also co-developing three further wind projects at Dogger Bank.

Equinor is also a world leader in carbon capture and storage, capturing and storing more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 in over 20 years at its Sleipner and Snøhvit projects in Norway.

In the UK, its Mariner oil field is one of the largest upstream investments in the last 10 years and started production in August 2019.

National Grid Ventures

National Grid Ventures is a part of the National Grid group, the UK’s energy transmission and system operator, dedicated to supporting new energy technologies.

National Grid Ventures plays a crucial role in the decarbonisation of the UK, holding a portfolio of sub-sea interconnectors that import low-carbon energy to the UK and support domestic renewable generation. 

By developing, operating and investing in innovative projects and partnerships it is helping to develop a cleaner energy future for the UK and accelerating the growth of renewable energies and low carbon generation.

SSE Thermal

SSE Thermal, part of the FTSE-listed SSE plc, is a leading developer, owner and operator of electricity generation and energy storage assets. Its vision is to become the leading provider of flexible thermal energy in a net-zero world. As part of this ambition, it has a core focus on decarbonising its energy generation through carbon capture and storage (CCS) and hydrogen solutions.

The company is aiming to create a clean power hub for the Humber at its Keadby site in North Lincolnshire. Following its £350m investment in the Triton Power cutting-edge Keadby 2 Power Station, SSE Thermal is now developing Keadby 3, which could become the UK’s first gas-fired power station equipped with CCS technology.

Associated British Ports (ABP)

Associated British Ports (ABP) is the UK’s leading port operator, with a network of 21 ports around the coast of England, Wales and Scotland. Its ports handle almost a quarter of the country’s seaborne trade, which together with its customers, contributes £7.5 billion to the economy every year and supports 119,000 jobs.

Its Humber ports of Grimsby, Immingham, Hull and Goole are part of the UK’s busiest trading estuary, worth more than £75 billion to the UK economy.

British Steel

British Steel has been making iron for 155 years and steel for 130. Now under new ownership, it’s embarking on a major modernisation programme that will significantly improve its manufacturing operations, energy efficiency and environmental performance.

Its 3,500 employees help it manufacture more than 1,450 different specifications of steel – the world’s most recycled material.

British Steel rolls it into rail, wire rod, constructional steel sections and special profiles – products which are fundamental to modern life and used in a series of awe-inspiring developments around the world, from skyscrapers and football stadia to bridges and high-speed rail networks. You can also find it in thousands of other products including tyre cord, bed springs and paper clips.

As part of its drive to reduce emissions and build a sustainable future for its people, its customers and the communities in which we operate, British Steel is proud to be working with the ZCH Partnership.

Centrica Storage

Centrica Storage Ltd is headquartered in Hessle with operational sites at Easington gas terminal and offshore platforms in the Southern North Sea. It has two decades of experience in engineering, projects and operations having delivered major capital projects for third parties including the Langeled gas receiving facility, the York gas field and recently the Tolmount gas field extending the life of its terminal by a further 15 years.

CSL are part of the Centrica Group, the owners of British gas and are passionate about the decarbonisation of the energy mix to ensure it helps its customers manage their carbon foot print whilst creating a better environment for all.

Mitsubishi Power

Mitsubishi Power is a major manufacturer of power generation equipment and an energy solutions provider with products including gas and steam turbines, waste to power plants, air quality control systems, boilers, fuel cells, energy storage systems, carbon capture and storage systems, generators and geothermal plants.  

Mitsubishi Power, with its 140 year industrial heritage and relentless innovation, strives to be a significant contributor to the efforts of decarbonisation of the world’s economies while providing accessible, affordable and reliable power to all.

px Group

px Group, which is owned by energy investment firm Blue Water Energy, is an award-winning, fully integrated infrastructure solutions business delivering innovative management services for high hazard and highly regulated environments. px Group manages, operates, and maintains some of the UK’s largest industrial facilities, and owns the world-renowned Saltend Chemicals Park at the heart of the UK’s Energy Estuary.

With over 25 years’ experience, px Group delivers end-to-end specialist services in operations & maintenance, engineering services and energy trading across power and CHP, onshore and offshore gas, chemical and industrial parks, waste processing, bioenergy, biofuels, and fuel storage.

Triton Power

Triton Power is a leading independent power generating company. It provides power to the UK wholesale electricity market through its UK power stations, including Saltend Power Station which is ideally situated to support the decarbonisation of the Humber region.  

Saltend Power Station is a natural gas-fired power station providing power and steam to the Saltend Chemicals Park, by switching from fossil fuels to low carbon hydrogen the power plant is in a unique position to kick start the decarbonisation of the Saltend Chemicals Park site. This will lead the way for the Park to achieve net zero by 2035 – a UK first.

Triton Power is leading the way supporting the electricity system operator achieve a zero-carbon electricity system by providing stability services to keep the system stable in a world first approach – which uses less energy and reduces carbon emissions.

Uniper

Uniper is a leading international energy company with around 11,500 employees and activities in more than 40 countries. With about 34 GW of installed generation capacity, Uniper is among the largest global power generators. In the UK, Uniper operates a flexible generation portfolio of seven power stations and a fast-cycle gas storage facility. Its Engineering Academy delivers technical training and government-accredited apprenticeships, and a broad range of commercial activities are offered through its Engineering Services division. 

Uniper is actively driving decarbonisation, with clean hydrogen technologies at the cornerstone of its strategy to make its European power generation portfolio carbon-neutral by 2035. It is a pioneer in the field of hydrogen with knowledge of the entire value chain, gained from its practical experience. Uniper was one of the first to implement power-to-gas technology – using wind power to produce hydrogen and feed it into the gas grid – with our plant in Falkenhagen, Germany built in 2013.

AMRC

The University of Sheffield AMRC is a network of world-leading research and innovation centres working with advanced manufacturing companies around the globe. It transforms industrial and economic performance by making step changes in productivity, increasing competitiveness, developing new products, processes and value-chains and training new talent and skills. Its 120-plus industrial members range from global giants like Boeing, Rolls-Royce, McLaren Automotive, BAE Systems and Airbus to small companies.