The Port of London Authority (PLA) is leading in a consortium of eight organisations in the Maritime Hydrogen Highway programme:
A number of other ports, operators and trade associations are programme supporters.
Programme supporters, who will be key to the Work Packages outputs, but who are not seeking to be funded through the programme include:
- Cory Group – inland waterway freight provider on the Thames which carries London’s non-recyclable waste out for energy recovery where by-products are also used as road materials. Their operation is used for the case study in the first tasks of the programme to be analysed for economic and safety considerations.
- City of London Corporation – receiver of land municipal refuse transferring to the outbound freight services of Cory, with a fleet of vessels themselves. Their site where the Cory operation occurs is used for the case study in the first tasks of the programme to be analysed for economic and safety considerations.
- Port of Milford Haven – partner port particularly interested in the renewable energy market for future years. They will be able to observe the work and potentially guide the parameters benchmarked in the case studies to make sure any local requirements are considered in the outputs.
- Port of Blyth – has particular experience as a hub for offshore wind construction and base for offshore operators. The port sees the developments towards zero emission and autonomy in the maritime industry as one of the key challenges. They will support this Work Package through their expertise in port operations specifically informing developments of autonomous control systems and general input to HSE requirements surrounding large scale operations of hydrogen.
- UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) – representing nine large port operators around the UK to benchmark the scenarios and assumptions in the Work Package to make it most relevant for application across the UK.
- British Ports Association (BPA) – represents ports of all types around the UK and therefore hundreds of marine facilities. Their contribution will be to benchmark the scenarios and assumptions in Work Package 4 to make it most relevant for application across the UK.
- Svitzer – ship towage company working across international ports. Their two largest bases in the UK are in London and Milford Haven. They are keen to learn about decarbonisation options given the scale of the task their vessels undertake to keep the ships moving and ports safe. They will be principally working with the PLA on the fuel cell demonstration (Work Package 1B) to assist in the understanding and applicability of alternative power solutions for a marine operational site.
- Maritime Future Technologies Team (MFT) – non-regulatory part of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), facilitating the conversation for regulatory change, by understanding, supporting, and developing the use of these technologies in the maritime industry. They will be involved in Work Package 6 on the creation of guidance and relevant standards regarding the carriage and use of sustainable energy vectors, as in the Hydrogen Work Packages.
- Air Products – an industrial gas provider with more than 60 years of hydrogen experience, situated at the forefront of hydrogen energy technology development. Air Products will support the efforts of the Maritime Hydrogen Highway programme through an advisory role, providing the Work Package with relevant expertise.