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Aberdeen City Council invites supplier engagement on Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub

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Aberdeen has a vision to be a world leading hydrogen City. Aberdeen City Council has published a Prior Information Notice (PIN) on Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) that invites expressions of interest to explore potential delivery options to achieve the Council’s ambitions to deliver the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub.

The Council is focused on developing a commercial supply of hydrogen to support its requirements to decarbonise transport, heat and industrial applications, but also to establish the opportunity for the City and the region to export hydrogen to the UK and EU markets.

Aberdeen has an initial requirement through the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub, a programme of investments in renewable hydrogen production, to supply Aberdeen's bus and public sector fleets. The initial demand will be 500kg/day with demand forecasted to increase to 3.5 tonnes of hydrogen by 2030 to meet potential transport uses – road, rail, marine – as well as for heat and industry applications. The initial phase of the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub is supported by the Scottish Government's Energy Transition Fund.

Aberdeen City Council intends to enter into a joint venture arrangement or consortium opportunity with an investment and delivery partner(s) to bring forward the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub but also to realise the commercial opportunity that hydrogen could provide to the City.

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"In partnership with Aberdeen City Council, the Supplier Development Programme is supporting this procurement exercise and the exciting economic development opportunities that will undoubtedly arise from the Aberdeen Hydrogen Hub by promoting early market engagement with suppliers," said Gillian Cameron, SDP Programme Manager.

Suppliers are invited to express interest in this opportunity on www.publiccontractscotland.gov.uk.

Suppliers are also invited to attend Talking Tenders with Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Highland Councils on 27 January, a free webinar with Shared Procurement Service staff where suppliers can learn more about working with the three local authorities.

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