Wales & West Utilities announced its plans to build a major hydrogen pipeline in South Wales to help decarbonize the industry in the region.
HyLine Cymru will assess the feasibility of a pipeline network from Pembroke to the Swansea Bay area, linking low-carbon hydrogen production with industrial demand and providing options for other natural gas customers.
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The pipeline could pave the way for commercial-scale hydrogen production in Pembrokeshire, Port Talbot, and in the Celtic Sea, while at the same time providing infrastructure for energy-intensive industrial customers to start switching their processes to hydrogen over the next decade or earlier.
The pipeline also has the potential to facilitate the conversion of home heating to hydrogen, as well as enable South Wales towns to go green while keeping disruption to a minimum.
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