In Denmark, DNV is best known for its certification work for several industries and ship classification, but DNV broadly helps companies with quality assurance and risk management of their projects. In recent years, however, DNV has built up a large hydrogen portfolio, with the preparation of the report “Britain’s hydrogen network plan” being the latest addition.
The report highlights how the UK’s five leading gas suppliers can replace fossil natural gas with hydrogen, in order to achieve the national goal of establishing a zero-emission gas network by 2050. The road to a British hydrogen network includes goals of 20 percent blending of hydrogen into the gas network in 2023, the first ‘hydrogen city’ and other upscaling from 2030, and complete rollout of the hydrogen network in 2050.
Graham Bennett, Vice President and Head of Energy Transition at DNV’s UK office explains: “Over 22 million UK households are connected to the gas grid, which is 85 per cent of all UK households. By switching to green hydrogen in the gas network, we will reduce British CO2 emissions by 17 percent.”