Tees Valley Combined Authority's story
The Cluster Plan will develop the roadmap to decarbonise the Tees Valley industrial cluster by 2040. It will include all of the major Industrials in the region that can provide the most significant contributions to decarbonisation. We are currently evaluating between 20 – 40 Industrials in this process, and this includes existing assets and assets that are likely to be operational by 2040. In this context “decarbonisation” is any activity that helps meet the goal of Net Zero by 2040 – whether this is carbon capture and storage; energy reduction; feedstocks & fuels switching; increased use or generation of renewable energy; and any other similar activity or technology.
What the Cluster Offers:
The Tees Valley presents a ready-made and cost-effective cluster which can achieve long-term decarbonisation at affordable cost. It is geographically and industrially suited for large-scale decarbonisation, it is also home to Teesworks, the UK’s largest Freeport, and Net Zero Teesside, the UK’s premier net zero project.
The region produces more than 50% of the UK’s hydrogen, and is home to the UK’s first Hydrogen Transport Hub, as well as two huge “blue” hydrogen project, bp’s H2Teesside and Kellas’ H2NorthEast, as well as Protium’s flagship green hydrogen project. It has the world’s largest biomass power plant, and the UK’s first Net Zero power plant.
Multimillon-pound investments in a new deep-water quay to service the offshore wind industry and SeAH Wind’s £450million offshore manufacturing facility, as well as investment to create the Teesworks Offshore Manufacturing Centre round off the region’s extensive cluster.
Useful learnings from Tees Valley Combined Authority
Our project is still in progress, but our early learning point so far is that early and persistent engagement with all stakeholders is important: it is vital to recognise the different perspectives and priorities of different stakeholders.