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Green Hydrogen Generation Facility


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


Design in Progress

Expected Repayment Date


Spring 2026

The project involves the installation of the UK’s largest zero carbon hydrogen production system near Herne Bay. The system will be powered by way of a direct connection to the on-land substation for the existing Vattenfall offshore wind farms. The project will demonstrate the economic and practical viability of generating hydrogen from wind energy, to produce hydrogen on a bulk scale to be used in zero emission transport solutions. The hydrogen will be used to fuel fleets of hydrogen buses in the South East. The hydrogen supply will eventually expand to serve fleets of lorries, taxis and trains.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

Growing Places Fund

The Growing Places Fund (GPF) was established by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (formerly the Department for Communities and Local Government) and the Department for Transport (DfT) in 2011. The aim of this funding is to unlock economic growth, create jobs and ‘kick-start’ house building at stalled development sites.

The GPF was made available to SELEP for investment as a recyclable loan scheme. Loan repayment schedules for each project are agreed within the credit agreement which is put in place at the start of the project. Repayments against these projects are returned to the central pot for reallocation to new projects. Through the GPF Round 1 awards, a total of £47.459m GPF was awarded to 13 capital infrastructure projects across the South East LEP area. Repayments are now being made by the Round 1 projects which has allowed funding totalling £20.387m to be allocated to a further 13 projects through GPF Rounds 2 and 3.
Funding value: £3,470,000
Total Project cost: TBC
Return to Capital Investment