The Solent Cluster recently welcomed a delegation of officials from the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero to its member, ExxonMobil’s Fawley site.
During the visit, members of the Cluster, which included SGN, SSE and Solent LEP, outlined the unique potential of the project to deliver decarbonisation solutions, economic development and societal benefits across the region and beyond.
They also shared plans for hydrogen distribution and the decarbonisation of energy generation assets.
Delegates were taken on a tour of Fawley, which demonstrated our capability to deliver hydrogen and lower emission fuels, and capture and store up to 10m tonnes of CO2 annually.
Solent LEP chief executive Anne-Marie Mountifield who presented on the day, said:
“This visit was hugely beneficial for both Cluster members and members of the Department of Energy Security and Net Zero to see the Fawley site in action and get first-hand experience of the potential of The Solent Cluster can bring to the region and beyond through its members. I think everyone who attended felt inspired by what is possible.”