Coming as the 10th organisation to join the group, Wessex Water hopes to contribute to HSW’s ambitions of driving the development of hydrogen infrastructure and technology while generating investment for projects in the South West UK.
With plans to optimise hydrogen usage for future operations, Wessex Water is a regional water and sewage business serving 2.8 million customers in the region.
Launched in June (2022), the HSW board includes Airbus, easyJet, Bristol Port and Bristol Airport, Costain, EDF Hynamics, GKN, Wales & West Utilities, and Wood.
John Thompson, Chief Operating Officer at Wessex Water, said, “Wessex Water is committed to achieving Net Zero operational carbon emissions by 2030 and full decarbonisation of all aspects of our work by 2040, a decade ahead of the UK government’s 2050 target.
“It is absolutely essential that we all work together across the South West to achieve these aims and therefore we are very keen to be part of Hydrogen SW and to be collaborating with some of the other large infrastructure and transport organisations in the region.”
Simon Earles, Chair of Hydrogen South West, added, “HSW continues to bring together organisations, covering aerospace, shipping, high-tech engineering and public utilities to create an infrastructure ecosystem. We welcome Wessex Water as the newest member to help us fulfil this ambition.”
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