Public consultation with BP

30 January 2023 - Published by Louise Napier

Members of the public were invited to have their say on the first phase of plans for a £215m hydrogen scheme planned by BP and Aberdeen City Council.

The project aims to deliver “Scotland’s first” scalable facility able to produce green hydrogen, with phase one of the three-phase aimed to be up and running from 2024.

A 12-week public consultation has been launched on the phase 1 proposals, which include a green hydrogen production and vehicle refuelling facility, powered by a solar farm.

Two public exhibitions planned, with the first held on December 10, 2022 at Torry’s St Fittick’s Parish Church on Walker Road in Aberdeen.

The exhibition featured site plans and information about the project, with team members on hand to answer questions. There were hundreds of local residents who attended the first round of consultation and there was much excitement and enthusiasm on show as you can see from the photos below.

The second event will take place in January, with progressed designs incorporating feedback from the December event.

BP said the proposed production facility and solar farm will be on separate sites but connected by an underground solar grid location.