National Highways has announced the procurement of a contract to supply low carbon hydrogen for the construction of the Lower Thames Crossing.
In a procurement document, National Highways says the LTC is dedicated to achieving the lowest carbon solution to deliver the works and that the scope of this procurement requires supply of an estimated 6,200 tonnes of Low Carbon Hydrogen over five years with delivery and storage on site as required.
The Low Carbon Hydrogen supply contract has an estimated contract commencement date in mid-2024 with supply of hydrogen commencing in 2027. The tender document states the value of the contract is £50 million.
National Highways explains that the implementation of a Low Carbon Hydrogen Supply contract will be enabled for use by Lower Thames Crossing Main Works Contractors. The contract will be procured under the Competitive Dialogue Procedure (Public Contracts Regulations 2015) with a contract based on an NEC4 form.
The contract notice is expected to be published on 30 June.
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