Hydrogen trials

Alongside electricity generated from renewable sources, green hydrogen is the lowest carbon solution available to fuel plant, equipment and vehicles. Whilst the use of this fuel is in its infancy, we are partnering with customers, governments and our supply chain to trial solutions to help speed up adoption.

This includes using hydrogen power generators on our A63 Castle Street Scheme in Hull for National Highways, and the retrofit of carbon intensive vehicles to run off both hydrogen and diesel on our Connect Roads M77 / Glasgow South Orbital contract, where we expect the technology to deliver a 40% reduction in carbon emissions from four retrofitted vehicles. In 2023, we generated 109 MWh of energy from green hydrogen which equates to enough energy to power approximately 37 UK households.

As part of our Towards a Zero Carbon Construction Site initiative, we have shared our lessons on implementing a hydrogen setup across our industry via regular diary updates. To find out more, please visit: balfourbeatty.com/zccs