19th February 2021

Capital Law Appointed To Hydrogen Hub Project

Capital Law appointed to hydrogen hub project
Kate Evans

Capital Law has been appointed to support the development of a landmark hydrogen hub in North Wales.

Menter Môn, the Anglesey based social enterprise which is developing the project in partnership with Anglesey County Council, has appointed the law firm.

The firm has been instructed to advise on the project structure for the vehicle to deliver the scheme, and to provide ongoing legal support in relation to enterprise, procurement and planning.

Capital Law is currently involved with a number of energy and decarbonisation projects, such as the South Wales Industrial Cluster, and various community energy schemes.

The Holyhead Hydrogen Hub project aims to establish a hydrogen supply-chain to serve the Port of Holyhead and heavy vehicles, while also providing the platform for scale-up and diversification to serve other markets.

Kate Evans, who leads the energy team at Capital Law, said: “The Holyhead Hydrogen Hub is not only the first of its kind in Wales, but it also embodies the type of bold and innovative work being undertaken by the North Wales economic hubs.

“The region undoubtedly has the infrastructure and expertise to deliver a project of this scope and scale, but vitally it also has the people who have a real desire to move the hydrogen agenda forward.

“Wales is really making huge strides in this arena and is showcasing a diverse range of innovative energy projects across the whole country, many of which we are supporting as a firm and are in line with our commitment to support projects that will help build a sustainable economy for future generations – both from an economic perspective, and an ecological one.”

Guto Owen, hydrogen director at Menter Môn, added: “The Holyhead Hydrogen Hub sits squarely with Menter Môn’s core ambition to drive forward the sustainable development of the local economy on Anglesey and to embed local ownership for maximum benefit.

“We realise that the area is rich in renewable resource – both onshore and offshore – which, together, with the port and utilities infrastructure provide compelling grounds for the development of a hydrogen value chain which can connect to partners across North Wales.”