UK-based Associated British Ports (ABP) has launched a statutory consultation and invited the public to share their opinions on the proposed Immingham Green Energy Terminal (IGET).

Planned to be built on the eastern side of the Port of Immingham and the south bank of the Humber Estuary, the IGET will comprise a new jetty with up to two berths and associated infrastructure for the import and export of bulk liquids.

As part of the project, Air Products will construct and operate a green hydrogen production facility.

Air Products would be the new facility’s first customer.

The development proposals comprise a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) according to the Planning Act 2008. As a result, an application for a Development Consent Order (DCo) will be submitted to the secretary of state by ABP in summer 2023.

If granted, the DCO would provide the necessary planning authorisation for ABP to construct and operate the new infrastructure.

ABP said in a statement: “These proposals would create a brand-new hydrogen production facility in the heart of the Humber’s energy estuary.

“IGET would contribute to the Humber 2030 Vision, where the Humber Energy Board is driving forward change in our local industries, decarbonising the Humber and delivering clean energy for the future.”

ABP plans to carry out the formal statutory consultation with the local community and key stakeholders from 9 January to 20 February.

In-person consultation sessions will be carried out throughout the period at the Immingham Civic Centre, Pelham Road, Immingham.