Calvera, the Spanish Industrial group, will be supplying the equipment for a new initiative that is aimed at the local generation, storage, distribution, and use of hydrogen (H2) from renewable sources.

Paul wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy of the Scottish Government meeting surf and turf project partners at surf n turf launch event sept 2017 credit colin keldie img 5274

Paul wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy of the Scottish Government meeting surf and turf project partners at Surf n’ Turf launch event Sept 2017.

Source: colin keldie

The project called Surf ́n ́ Turf, is an initiative seeking to promote the local generation, storage and distribution of H2 from renewable sources on the Orkney Islands in Scotland. Its aim: to locally produce and utilise electric power, with an ensuing reduction in fossil fuel consumption and green-house emissions.

A set of facilities for H2 production on the isle of Eday from both a marine turbine and electrolyser have been built. H2 is to be transferred in containers by ferry to the port of Kirkwall, where it will be once again transformed into electric power to supply port buildings and to provide service to moored ships.

Calvera plays a key role in this process, providing a clean and efficient solution for electric power. Due to its experince in high pressure H2 storage and transport, Calvera supplied three sets of equipment (truck chassis and tanks) which are essential for the entire operation of H2 transport from its energy generation point to end-user location.