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€500 million set for hydrogen storage facility

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Cyann Fielding

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Centrica’s Irish subsidiary Bord Gáis Energy has joined ESB and dCarbonX’s subsurface green hydrogen storage project off the coast of Ireland.

The Kestrel project, which is focused on the redevelopment of decommissioned gas reservoirs at Kinsale Head gas field, aims to support Ireland’s national hydrogen strategy by establishing large-scale green hydrogen storage.

Bord Gáis will join ESB and dCarbonX in the project on a co-equal basis. The three companies will look to support wind and solar expansions to facilitate domestic Irish green hydrogen production.

‘We are delighted to partner with ESB and dCarbonX and deliver the infrastructure for a greener future,’ says Dave Kirwan, managing director of Bord Gáis Energy. ‘Together with the support of Centrica, we have the skills, vision and financial backing to help Ireland achieve its ambitious Climate Action Plan targets.’

ESB executive director, generation and trading, Jim Dollard, comments: Bord Gáis Energy’s entry into the Kestrel Project is to be welcomed and will be vital to deliver this key strategic asset that can help Ireland to meet its climate objectives, whilst also supporting energy security.’

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