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Consultation launches for HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline

Cadent has launched a consultation for its HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline – a new underground hydrogen pipeline that will help decarbonise the North West.

The consultation will run for six weeks from 00:01 on 26 January 2022 until 23:59 on 11 March 2022. To encourage people to get involved, we have:

  • Set up a dedicated website ( that contains all of the consultation information and an online feedback form
  • Organised eight in-person and two online events so that local people can meet the project team and ask any questions they might have – more details can be found on the above website
  • Provided a dedicated phone line, e-mail address and postal address for any further questions or feedback

The proposed pipeline is part of the wider HyNet North West scheme and will deliver hydrogen to multiple industrial users and power generators in the region. It will also take hydrogen to gas blending points for introduction into the existing gas network.

With its history of bold innovation and industry, we believe the North West region is well placed to lead the low carbon energy transition.

Cadent has identified a ‘route corridor’ within which the pipeline could be routed, which includes branches from a central hub north of Northwich, to St Helens, Partington, Stanlow and an existing storage facility south of Northwich. The main aim of the consultation is to give local people a chance to learn more about the proposals and provide any information that might help us develop the best possible route for the new pipeline within the route corridors.

We envisage that this will be the first stage of consultation with a second stage held in the autumn. As the project progresses, we will endeavour to stay in touch with important updates and news. In the meantime, if you would like any further information about the project, please email us on  or call 0800 860 6261.

Yours sincerely,

Community relations team

HyNet North West Hydrogen Pipeline