Carlton Power (owners of Langage Energy Park), a leading developer of renewable energy projects, has announced that it has successfully secured funding for its Langage Green Hydrogen Hub, a major project that will play a key role in the development of the UK’s hydrogen economy and that will be based on the Langage site of the Plymouth and South Devon Freeport. The funding as part of Round One of the UK Government’s Hydrogen Allocation Round (HAR1) will enable Carlton Power to move forward with the construction of the hub, which is expected to be operational by 2026.
The Langage Green Hydrogen Hub will be a major milestone in the UK’s transition to a low-carbon economy and a key facility for the Plymouth and South Devon Freeport, also helping to deliver net zero goals for Freeport operations overall.
Once operational the Langage Green Hydrogen Hub will provide a clean and sustainable source of energy for the Plymouth and South Devon area, and will help to create jobs and further opportunities for the local community.
Eric Adams, Carlton Power’s Hydrogen Projects Director said:
“We are delighted with the announcement from DESNZ. Securing a contract for Langage – up to 10MW of capacity and an investment of c£20m, and with planning consent – is a major achievement and places Carlton Power among the leading British companies that are helping to build the hydrogen economy in the UK. Langage is a beacon project for the West Country’s hydrogen ambitions.”
Richard May, CEO, Plymouth and South Devon Freeport:
“Congratulations to Carlton Power on this announcement with regards to the Langage Green Hydrogen Hub – this hydrogen hub will be the first of its kind not only for Plymouth and South Devon but for the region!
The Freeport team is committed to working with innovative businesses and partners around the world to develop clean mobility solutions using hydrogen and other energy sources to support a cleaner and more sustainable future for the Plymouth and South Devon area.”
Councillor John Birch, Executive Member for Economic Development, Commercial Strategy and Governance, South Hams District Council:
“This is truly excellent news for the region. It will put us front and centre in the UK in hydrogen economy. It’s a major project, which is a big plus for the South Hams and for the Freeport and we are glad to be playing a part in bringing it successfully through this first round of funding.”
Sir Gary Streeter MP, whose South West Devon constituency will be home to the Langage Green Hydrogen Hub:
“I welcome this significant Government investment into South West Devon. The Langage Green Hydrogen Hub is a vital component of the Plymouth and South Devon Freeport and will play a crucial role in supporting other businesses to reach net zero. I also welcome the new jobs which will be created as this hydrogen hub gets up and running.
The UK is leading the way in the provision of government support for hydrogen production and I am delighted that South West Devon gets to be part of this. I am pleased to have been able to support Carlton Power in their bid to secure this funding and look forward to continuing to work with them in the coming months.”