Please tell us a little about Equinor
Equinor has been operating in the UK for over 35 years. Headquartered in Norway, the company employs 22,000 people globally, and over 650 in the UK. As a broad energy company, Equinor is committed to long term value creation in a low carbon future and aims to reach net zero emissions globally by 2050.
Equinor is the UK’s leading energy provider and supports the UK economy by investing billions in crucial energy infrastructure, working with over 700 suppliers across the country. Its energy supplies from Norway meet more than one quarter of the UK’s demand for natural gas and around one fifth of its demand for oil, both produced with one of the lowest carbon footprints in the industry. It operates the Mariner oil field, one of the largest and most digitally advanced offshore investments in the UK over the last decade, and is progressing Rosebank, the largest undeveloped field in the UK. Both projects support hundreds of jobs and economic activity in Scotland.
Equinor also operates two offshore wind farms off the East Coast of England, Dudgeon and Sheringham Shoal. It is a pioneer in floating wind technology with Hywind Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm off the coast of Peterhead, which is partnered with Batwind, the world’s first battery for offshore wind. And with its partner SSE Renewables, Equinor is building the largest offshore wind farm in the world, Dogger Bank, off the North East coast of England. It is also a leader in carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) and hydrogen, developing the H2H Saltend hydrogen production plant at the heart of the Zero Carbon Humber alliance, and partnering in the Net Zero Teesside project and the Northern Endurance Partnership.
What does the future look like for Equinor and how can CATCH support this vision in the Humber Region and beyond?
Equinor is committed to a low carbon future and to achieving net zero, as a company and in the regions that it works. Through Zero Carbon Humber and H2H Saltend it aims to support the decarbonisation of the Humber, the UK’s largest emitting industrial cluster. Achieving this goal will require buy-in, support and active engagement with a wide range of stakeholders, including industry, politics and the public. With big projects like this, it is important to win ‘hearts and minds’ and to stimulate engagement and discussion around the dinner table. We need the support of organisations like CATCH to achieve this.
How did you find out about CATCH membership and why should others consider joining?
We are familiar with CATCH through working alongside them on the ISCF Industrial Decarbonisation fund and The Humber Industrial Cluster Plan. CATCH offers knowledgeable expertise, business support and resources, and access to other relevant stakeholders.
How can the CATCH membership support Equinor’s vision and how do they contact you?
We’ll continue to work closely with CATCH on the The Humber Industrial Cluster Plan and the decarbonisation agenda, and will want their ongoing support in our stakeholder engagement plans. They can contact myself or Ian Livingston.