No Content Set
Exception:
Website.Models.ViewModels.Components.General.Banners.BannerComponentVm

Services

Technical services and consulting solutions for clients in the property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government sectors.

Advisory and management consulting

Advisory and management consulting services for businesses and projects, including economics, due diligence, transaction advisory, ESG and more.

Communications, creative and digital

Communications, creative and digital solutions for governments and businesses including community engagement, design, research, data and software development.

Laboratories

Scientific analysis services for AgroScience, food safety, workplace exposure, environmental metrics and contaminants of concern in Europe and the UK.

Planning and approvals

Development strategy, planning and approval solutions for buildings, infrastructure, transport and city projects and investments.

Project and program management

Project management solutions for the most complex building, infrastructure, organisational change, and systems projects.

Training

Specialist training services, programs and accreditation for health, safety and risk, project management, and energy sector capability development.

Sectors

World-leading technical and consulting solutions for clients in the property, energy, transport, resources, water, defence and government sectors.

Property

Design, technical and advisory services for the property sector, including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, health, education and data centre projects.

Energy

Energy exploration, development and optimisation solutions for renewables, power and gas networks, energy storage, oil and gas and nuclear facilties.

Transport

Smart, safe and sustainable transport infrastructure development services and advice for rail, aviation, port and road clients and projects.

Defence and government services

Expertise for defence capability and infrastructure investments, security and safety projects, and information and telecommunications initatives.

Water

Discover our industry-leading strategy, design and management solutions for wastewater, groundwater, flooding, drainage and network infrastructure.

Resources

Commercial data, design advice and technical management solutions for safe and environmentally responsible resource exploration and operations.

About us

Responsibility

Services

Technical services and consulting solutions for clients in the property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government sectors.

explore Services
Advisory and management consulting

Advisory and management consulting services for businesses and projects, including economics, due diligence, transaction advisory, ESG and more.

Due diligence

Economics

Strategy and transformation

Commercial and technical advisory

Transaction advisory

Project investment and finance

ESG consulting

Explore Advisory and management consulting
Communications, creative and digital

Communications, creative and digital solutions for governments and businesses including community engagement, design, research, data and software development.

Communications and engagement

Creative, visualisation and immersive design

Social advisory and research

Data management, analytics and insights

Spatial intelligence and GIS

Software development

Explore Communications, creative and digital
Design and development

Technical and consulting services for buildings, infrastructure and cities including architecture, engineering, surveying, landscape architecture and urban design.

Architecture

Lifts and escalators

Building services engineering

Civil engineering

Fire engineering

Geotechnical engineering

Landscape architecture

Structural engineering

Surveying

Utility options and design

Urban design

Explore Design and development
Laboratories

Scientific analysis services for AgroScience, food safety, workplace exposure, environmental metrics and contaminants of concern in Europe and the UK.

AgroScience analysis

Food safety analysis

PFAS Analysis

Environmental analysis

Analysis of unknowns

Workplace exposure analysis

Explore Laboratories
Planning and approvals

Development strategy, planning and approval solutions for buildings, infrastructure, transport and city projects and investments.

Planning consultancy

Transport planning

Explore Planning and approvals
Project and program management

Project management solutions for the most complex building, infrastructure, organisational change, and systems projects.

Program management

Project management

Cost management / quantity surveying

Building consultancy

Explore Project and program management
Training

Specialist training services, programs and accreditation for health, safety and risk, project management, and energy sector capability development.

Health, safety and risk

Training: project management

Capability development and training for the energy sector

Explore Training

Sectors

World-leading technical and consulting solutions for clients in the property, energy, transport, resources, water, defence and government sectors.

explore Sectors
Property

Design, technical and advisory services for the property sector, including residential, commercial, retail, industrial, health, education and data centre projects.

Residential

Commercial and retail

Leisure and tourism

Industrial

Health and healthcare

Education

Data centres

Explore Property
Energy

Energy exploration, development and optimisation solutions for renewables, power and gas networks, energy storage, oil and gas and nuclear facilties.

Oil and gas

Renewables

Nuclear facilities

Power and gas networks

Storage

Explore Energy
Transport

Smart, safe and sustainable transport infrastructure development services and advice for rail, aviation, port and road clients and projects.

Rail

Aviation

Ports

Roads

Explore Transport
Defence and government services

Expertise for defence capability and infrastructure investments, security and safety projects, and information and telecommunications initatives.

Defence

Security and safety

Information and telecommunications

Explore Defence and government services
Water

Discover our industry-leading strategy, design and management solutions for wastewater, groundwater, flooding, drainage and network infrastructure.

Water management

Wastewater

Flooding and drainage

Groundwater

UK and Ireland regulated water asset management

Explore Water
Resources

Commercial data, design advice and technical management solutions for safe and environmentally responsible resource exploration and operations.

Mining

Waste

Explore Resources

Projects

We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

explore Projects

Brilliant minds finding solutions to complex problems, made easy to understand. Making complex easy.

Brilliant minds finding solutions to complex problems, made easy to understand. Making complex easy.

explore Insights
Rhode Hydrogen Feasibility Launch

Sustainability

Energy transition

Rhode Renewable Hydrogen Feasibility Study

ON THIS PAGE
Contact us

Our feasibility study has identified and costed a clear proposal for one of Ireland’s first green hydrogen production and end use demonstrator projects. The site at Rhode Green Energy Park, County Offaly, is strategically located with a rich energy production history and a convergence of electricity grid, renewables and gas infrastructure. 

The demonstrator will inform how energy systems can be integrated and decarbonised through the generation and deployment of renewable hydrogen using curtailed wind energy. 

The project is of national importance given its alignment with Ireland’s recently published National Hydrogen Strategy and its aim to focus Ireland’s efforts on the scale up and production of renewable ‘green’ hydrogen, as it supports both our decarbonisation needs and energy security needs.

It also aligned with Ireland’s Just Transition objectives, putting the Midlands region at the centre of sustainable energy production, supporting communities in their transition to a low carbon economy and generating sustainable employment in green enterprise across the region.

Project name: 

Rhode Renewable Hydrogen Feasibility Study

Client: 

North Offaly Development Fund (NODF)

Location: 

Co. Offaly, Ireland

Services provided:

  • Study lead
  • Technical co-ordination
  • Feasibility study report writing
  • Policy review
  • End use analysis
  • Financial and funding models
  • Demonstrator project definition 
  • Project management
Rhode Hydrogen Stock Image

Objectives

The objectives of the project were to:
  1. Demonstrate energy system integration, linking the Irish electricity grid and gas network, quantifying the decarbonisation benefits, identifying challenges and funding requirements.
  2. Provide a clear Roadmap for delivery of the demonstrator project, with clear implications, costs and benefits.
  3. Advance decarbonisation for Irish gas grid, linking the energy transition with the Just Transition.
  4. Explore other ‘Hydrogen to X’ end use applications.
We were appointed to deliver:
  1. Optimal technology type and scale for the electrolyser, and relationship to renewables (wind, solar, biomass, battery) and grid.
  2. Optimum means for bringing the hydrogen to gas consumers via nearby AGI’s.
  3. Opportunities for use of hydrogen and oxygen locally.
  4. Carbon emissions reduction.
  5. Cost benefit of the preferred configuration.
  6. Funding opportunities, and regulatory/policy gaps.
  7. Dissemination of findings.

Solution

Our commission on the project is a significant contribution to the development of sustainable green hydrogen production and use in Ireland. The study explores the feasibility of a demonstrator-scale electrolyser focused on harnessing constrained wind power which is otherwise wasted (potentially the first in Ireland).

The project would therefore be a means of sustainably capturing this energy and using it to displace conventional carbon-based fuels. Hydrogen produced by the electrolyser would meet the EU classification for renewable hydrogen.

The Strategy notes hydrogen’s important contribution to:

  1. Decarbonising our economy, providing a solution to hard-to-decarbonise sectors where electrification is not feasible, or cost-effective.
  2. Enhancing our energy security, through the development of an indigenous zero carbon renewable fuel which can act as an alternative to the 77% of our energy system which today relies on fossil fuel imports.
  3. Developing industrial opportunities, through the potential development of export markets for renewable hydrogen and other areas such as Sustainable Aviation Fuels.

This project considered the production, end uses, transportation and storage of green hydrogen. End uses considered included transportation fuel displacement, gas network injection, district heating, hydrogen blending at gas fired power stations, electricity grid balancing and local energy provision.

The envisaged 1MW electrolyser demonstrator project would provide an estimated annual CO2 emissions reduction of 1,173 tonnes, making a significant contribution to decarbonising the gas network in Tullamore and Clara combined with an achievable transportation end use. Considering all of these aspects the project has a local, regional and national importance.