Construction Ireland Construction Directory
Time and date
CONSTRUCTION DIRECTORY
Share this page
Construction News
23/11/2022

Development Of Hydrogen Project To Be Explored At Shannon Airport

Construction News Image
Plans have been announced to explore the development of a hydrogen lighthouse project around Shannon Airport.

The project aims to explore the development of a sustainable green hydrogen plant at Shannon to demonstrate the use of hydrogen in aviation, heavy goods transport and industry, and as a lighthouse model for the net zero integrated energy system of the future.

ESB and The Shannon Airport Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to consider the project.

Speaking at today's Hydrogen Ireland Conference in Dublin, The Shannon Airport Group CEO, Mary Considine, said: "Innovation has always been at the heart of our business and this partnership with ESB to explore the potential for a hydrogen testbed in Shannon, aligns with our Sustainability Strategy goal to invest in smart and innovative infrastructure. Decarbonising the transport industry is vital, and hydrogen will likely play a key role in the harder to decarbonise sectors such as heavy goods transport and aviation. 

-- Advertisement --

"We are delighted to be working with ESB on this very important initiative and to be an enabler for the development of a hydrogen ecosystem in the Shannon Estuary region."

One of the first of its kind in Ireland, this project includes hydrogen refuelling and battery electric vehicle charging in a single location, aligning with the EU's ambition to have a hydrogen refuelling station every 100 km along both the core and comprehensive Trans-European Transport Network by 2028. It would also offer the potential for use in the testing and development of Sustainable Aviation Fuels and for use in local industry.

Commenting on this latest hydrogen project concept for the group, Jim Dollard, Executive Director, Generation and Trading at ESB, added: "We are proud to collaborate with The Shannon Airport Group on this hydrogen lighthouse project, marking another milestone in our hydrogen exploration plans and commitment to achieving net zero emissions by 2040. Collaborations such as this with The Shannon Airport Group are critical as we work together to identify opportunities and solutions for the use of green hydrogen in providing a pathway for the decarbonisation of heavy transport, industry, and aviation."

The two organisations will now work on concept developments as part of the Lighthouse Project including high-level design, site identification, considerations for safety, the environment and planning, and engagement, locally, with those interested in the development of hydrogen.

Latest Construction News

29/11/2022

Waterford's major North Quays Infrastructure project has taken a key step forward with a major appointment. BAM has been awarded the construction contract for the project, which will see the development of new integrated transport hub and sustainable transport bridge as well as enhanced multi-moda
29/11/2022

Savills has announced the appointment of a new head for its London residential business. Dubliner Liza-Jane Kelly will assume the role from 01 January 2023, when she will take responsibility for its 37 offices across the UK capital. She takes over from Jonathan Hewlett who is now Chairman of the Sa
29/11/2022

A key biodiversity project has been launched at Duncan's Dam in Lisburn, Co Antrim. Funded by the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Environment Fund, this project will see water quality improvements delivered at the site. Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council and Féile an Pho
29/11/2022

The new-look Ringaskiddy Community Centre in County Cork has officially opened its doors. Refurbishment works were completed at the facility with a LEADER grant of €328,309, the largest grant made under the current programme. Works included renovations and energy upgrades to improve energy efficie
29/11/2022

Ballykelly Wastewater Plant has been significantly upgraded with a new solar panel system. NI Water's first battery energy storage system was installed at the new Ballykelly Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW). Last year, NI Water announced the completion of the overall £5 million investment to upgr
29/11/2022

Northern Ireland fit out specialist Mivan has been recognised for its commitment to health and safety with a prestigious award. The firm won the Northern Ireland Regional Award at the 31st Annual All Ireland Occupational Safety Awards, which took place at Galmont Hotel, Galway on Friday 11 Novembe
29/11/2022

Mount Charles has procured a prestigious cleaning services deal from utility NI Water. Under the key contract, the facilities management firm will provide cleaning services at approximately 29 of NI Water's sites, including its offices, depots, workshops, water/wastewater treatment works and publi
29/11/2022

Work on the O'Connell Street revitalisation scheme in Limerick city has ceased for the Christmas period. Limerick City and County Council reached the decision following consultation with local traders. All works have stopped from 25 November, except localised remedial surface work, landscaping a
29/11/2022

Approximately £350,000 is set to be invested in rural road improvements in Armagh over the next few weeks. This investment will see upgrades delivered on three roads in the area. Almost 4km of resurfacing and drainage work will be carried out at Tullybrick Lane, Middletown, the U8561 (Glasgows La
29/11/2022

A programme of water main works is expected to begin in Batterstown, Co Meath, in the coming days. Irish Water and Meath County Council will work to construct over 1.6km of new water mains and ancillary works linking Batterstown to Dunshaughlin Water Treatment Plant, replacing the local water suppl
GMC Grab Hire LtdDaniel Keane Architectural TechnologistsNorspaceSwords Auto [Traffic Management]Loocube.ieShanette ShedsHome BuildingJohn Joyce Sand & GravelODonohoe Water Well DrillingForde Seamless Gutters
Terms and Conditions