Jonathan Lord MP recently visited Petrofac in Woking to learn more about how the company is utilising its experience in grey hydrogen to support blue and green hydrogen scopes globally and hear how its Woking team is pioneering most of this work. The visit formed part of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association’s Road to COP26 campaign to promote the “Best of British” companies and technologies that will be at the forefront of decarbonising our planet.

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio.

The company has been designing, building, managing, operating, and maintaining infrastructure for clients across the energy sector for 40 years. Its services span the asset lifecycle, from concept design, technology selection and front-end engineering to engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance, decommissioning, and training.

During the visit Mr Lord discussed the importance of hydrogen to the UK economy with Petrofac’s New Energies Team, as well as the role Petrofac is playing in hydrogen projects both in the UK and abroad. 

Commenting on the visit, Jonathan Lord MP said: “The United Kingdom has some very ambitious targets in terms of climate change, and we need to meet our UK targets on emissions in the most cost-effective ways possible. The great thing about companies such as Petrofac, is that they have the transferable skills, the knowledge and the determination to help develop alternative technologies and alternative energy sources such as hydrogen. I think hydrogen is going to be a really important element in the greener energy mix required in the U.K. and here in my constituency of Woking we have a cluster of companies, like Petrofac, who have the expertise to really forge ahead and make these new technologies work.”

Jonathan Carpenter, Vice President of Petrofac’s New Energy Services, said: “Petrofac is proud to be supporting the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association’s (UK HFCA) Road to COP26 campaign. We hope that the conference will be a pivotal moment in the world decarbonising to avert dangerous climate change and protecting the planet. But this shift to a more sustainable world also creates real opportunities for the UK.

“Like our existing offshore wind portfolio, CCUS, hydrogen and other low carbon technologies require the complex engineering, project management and asset management capability we have developed in oil and gas. We very much look forward to leveraging our experience across low carbon technology projects to help drive the UK’s Energy Transition.”

Commenting on the visit Celia Greaves, CEO of the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association, said: “We are delighted to see Jonathan Lord visit Petrofac to hear more about the work that the business is doing and the key role that it plays in the UK’s hydrogen economy. Firms like Petrofac show that hydrogen is not only a fuel for the future but is a technology that is happening here and now in the UK.

As the UK approaches COP26, the spotlight will be on how the UK will achieve its ambitious carbon emission reduction targets. Firms such as Petrofac will play an integral role in helping to achieve the Government’s green ambitions.”

The Road to COP26 campaign is supported by the UK Government’s Department for International Trade and is aiming to promote the UK’s domestic hydrogen and fuel cell industry in the run up to the COP26 climate conference, taking place in Glasgow between 1-12 November 2021.


About Petrofac

Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the energy industry, with a diverse client portfolio including many of the world’s leading energy companies.

Petrofac designs, builds, manages, and maintains energy infrastructure. Our purpose is to enable our clients to meet the world’s evolving energy needs.

Petrofac’s core markets are in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the UK North Sea, where we have built a long and successful track record of safe, reliable, and innovative execution, underpinned by a cost effective and local delivery model with a strong focus on in-country value. We operate in several other significant markets, including India, Southeast Asia, and the United States. We have 9,400 employees based across 31 offices globally.

Petrofac is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: PFC).

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About the UK HFCA

The UK HFCA is the oldest and largest pan UK association, dedicated to supporting stakeholders across the entire value chain of both the Hydrogen sector and the Fuel Cell industry. Our members represent over 200,000 employees globally, with combined revenues over £400 billion, and cover the entire value chain from raw material sourcing, to supply chain and components, financing, professional services, B2B and consumer facing solutions. With over 15 years of experience, the UK HFCA is a leader in advocating for and accelerating the transition to Net Zero in the UK through the deployment of hydrogen & fuel cell solutions.

Jonathan Lord MP visits Petrofac to discuss hydrogen technology in Woking