Securing a green future: Tata Steel’s H2 line pipe

Tata Steel, one of Europe’s leading steel producers, has demonstrated its readiness to supply the gas networks of the future with its H2-ready line pipe.

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To support the energy transition, Tata Steel has successfully completed external testing of its High-Frequency Induction (HFI) welded steel line pipe, produced at its 20” pipe mill in Hartlepool, UK.

Hydrogen is expected to be crucial in reducing carbon emissions within the UK's energy network. Initially targeting local transportation and industry, its usage is projected to expand substantially, necessitating thousands of tonnes of hydrogen-ready line pipe to meet the Government’s Net Zero objectives. The UK government aims to achieve up to 10GW of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030.

"Our investment in green technologies, and the wider supply of steel into hydrogen, wind and solar projects, positions us as a key contributor towards the UK’s energy transition" commented Anil Jhanji, Chief Commercial Officer at Tata Steel UK.

Oliver Lancaster, CEO at IGEM said: “Whilst much work is ongoing in the UK and across mainland Europe to determine the existing national and local gas transmission pipelines that will be repurposed to deliver a hydrogen network, there will also need to be significant new infrastructure to support the transition.

With 67,000 industrial connections and 308 power stations connected to the gas grid in GB on all pressure tiers of system amongst homes and other commercial businesses, there's a huge amount of work to do to achieve net zero in an ever-shortening time period.

I'm very grateful to Tata Steel for inviting IGEM to visit the Hartlepool site on the day they're sharing the exciting news about their 100% hydrogen-ready line pipe. Knowing a UK supply of this pipe is available, especially to the industrial clusters that are gearing up quickly to deliver, is great news."

Read more: H2-ready line pipe from Tata Steel UK