Cromarty Hydrogen Water Connection
This is a potential project which would see over 20km of water pipe installed to serve a proposed hydrogen production plant near Edderton.
The pipe would run from an existing ‘raw’ water storage tank near Newmore Water Treatment Works, north of Invergordon, to the proposed plant east of the Beinn Tharsuinn wind farm, joining the B9176 Struie Road at Ardross and following it north to the wind farm access road. Three pumping stations would also be installed as part of the project, at various stages along the route.
Water feedstock supply is needed for the production of green hydrogen via electrolysis, a process by which water is broken down using renewable electricity to release hydrogen and oxygen.
Scottish Water’s commercial subsidiary, Scottish Water Horizons, is developing the proposed new water infrastructure on behalf of ScottishPower and Storegga who have already applied for planning consent for the Cromarty Hydrogen Project.
Find out more about the Cromarty Hydrogen Water Connection projectInformation Event Posters 27 Feb
New water main
The 20km water main would provide raw water for the proposed hydrogen plant near to Edderton.
EngagementWe held a drop in consultation event on Tuesday, 27 February from 3pm to 7.30pm at Ardross Hall which included a presentation about the proposal, as well as the opportunity to ask questions or discuss the pipeline project with representatives from the project team, ahead of a formal planning application being submitted to The Highland Council.
The posters from this event can be found at the top of this page. If you attended the event, there is still time to fill in a feedback form, which should be submitted by 12 March. Any feedback will help us as we prepare to apply for planning consent for the proposed new water main.
A further consultation event on the water pipeline plans will be held at Ardross Hall on Tuesday 16th April, from 3pm to 7.30pm.