Green Hydrogen E&S Risk Assessment

Plexus was engaged to carry out a pre-feasibility E&S risk assessment of a major hydrogen project involving the production of green hydrogen and ammonia, created from renewable energy

The risk assessment covered a range of issues from spatial planning, biodversity, visual and landscape impacts, community health and safety, nature conservation, land use and restricted areas to roads and transport, labour and social infrastructure, and stakeholder consultation. The study involved use of a GIS and drew on international experience on onshore windfarms, transmission infrastructure and green hydrogen and ammonia projects.

Deliverables

A pre-feasibility scoping study and constraints assessment was carried out to identify material technical, economic and E&S constraints and to inform further areas of investigation for the feasibility stage. The objective was to carry out a high-level E&S screening of the project to determine key constraints and to identify any potential ‘Red Flags’.

Outcomes

The scoping study provided an outline of E&S risks and potential benefits and identified areas for further investigation. It made recommendations on project siting, construction and operation of wind energy facilities; routing, construction and operation of power lines; harbour and logistics facilities; and siting, construction and operation of hydrogen and ammonia production and storage facilities. The assessment informed the client’s investment strategy and involved briefings to management and government stakeholders.

Client

Chariot Energy

Location

Global

Green Hydrogen E&S Risk Assessment

Client

Chariot Energy

Location

Global

Plexus was engaged to carry out a pre-feasibility E&S risk assessment of a major hydrogen project involving the production of green hydrogen and ammonia, created from renewable energy

The risk assessment covered a range of issues from spatial planning, biodversity, visual and landscape impacts, community health and safety, nature conservation, land use and restricted areas to roads and transport, labour and social infrastructure, and stakeholder consultation. The study involved use of a GIS and drew on international experience on onshore windfarms, transmission infrastructure and green hydrogen and ammonia projects.

Deliverables

A pre-feasibility scoping study and constraints assessment was carried out to identify material technical, economic and E&S constraints and to inform further areas of investigation for the feasibility stage. The objective was to carry out a high-level E&S screening of the project to determine key constraints and to identify any potential ‘Red Flags’.

Outcomes

The scoping study provided an outline of E&S risks and potential benefits and identified areas for further investigation. It made recommendations on project siting, construction and operation of wind energy facilities; routing, construction and operation of power lines; harbour and logistics facilities; and siting, construction and operation of hydrogen and ammonia production and storage facilities. The assessment informed the client’s investment strategy and involved briefings to management and government stakeholders.