Green Hydrogen Generation Facility
- Capital Investment - Kent & Medway, Growing Places Fund, More than £2m
Construction in progress
Expected Completion Date
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.
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.