chemicals park

Heart of the UK Energy Transition

Saltend Chemicals Park in the ‘Energy Estuary’ on the Humber is the UK’s premier location for world-class, future-focused industrial businesses to invest, innovate and thrive.
Owned and operated by px Group, Saltend Chemicals Park is strategically positioned on the bank of the river Humber. Our 370-acre (150 hectare) site is home to some of the world’s leading blue chip manufacturing, chemicals and renewal energy businesses. 

Partners at Saltend enjoy a host of benefits, from top-of-the-range infrastructure to high-class service businesses, and direct access to the Humber via a deepwater jetty, all of which drives down costs, increases efficiency and boosts profitability.

Saltend Factfile

  • Purchased by px Group from BP in 2018
  • 370 acre site on the bank of the River Humber, the UK’s busiest ports complex
  • More than 1000 employees and contractors on site every day
  • Home to a cluster of world-class chemicals and renewable energy businesses
  • On-site manufacturers produce almost 2 million tonnes of chemicals every year
  • Around 100 acres of land available for investment
  • Top-tier COMAH site.
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Powering the energy transition

Saltend is the host of several flagship projects which support the Humber regions plans to be the world’s first Net Zero industrial cluster by 2040, putting the chemicals park at the heart of the energy transition, helping to cut emissions in the Humber region and the UK as a whole.

Equinor’s Hydrogen to Humber Saltend (H2H Saltend), will convert natural gas into Hydrogen using an Auto Thermal Reformer (ATR), and will use Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology to capture the CO2 for storage offshore. 

New initiatives include cutting edge businesses like OXCCU which will develop a First of a Kind demonstration plant converting carbon dioxide and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).  Pensana will build the world’s first sustainable magnet metal supply chain. Saltend will be home to Pensana’s rare earth separation facility, which will produce materials essential to the electric car and wind turbine industries – both of which are central to the UK’s Net Zero strategy. Recently Meld secured planning approval for its £250 million green hydrogen project with other projects including carbon capture, clean fuels and renewable energy also in development.


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Our role in zero carbon humber

px Group is one of the founding members of Zero Carbon Humber, a consortium of 12 prominent energy generation and services companies, industrial businesses and academic institutions driving a vision to transform the Humber region.

In 2022, Saltend Chemicals Park was confirmed by Equinor as the location that will host the kickstarter project of the Zero Carbon Humber (ZCH) initiative. The park will host Hydrogen to Humber Saltend, or H2H Saltend, the flagship project of the Zero Carbon Humber Scheme.

H2H Saltend will establish the world’s largest Hydrogen production plant with Carbon Capture capability, and will be the starting point for a Hydrogen and CO2 pipeline network.

Initially, the plant will allow industrial customers at Saltend to switch over to hydrogen-fuelled energy and will reduce the amount of fossil fuels going into the Park’s gas-fired power plant, thus cutting emissions by nearly 900,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

H2H Saltend will in later phases have the potential to expand services to other industrial users in the Saltend Chemicals Park and across the Humber region. Locating the new plant in the Humber Estuary, commonly known as the UK’s Energy Estuary, puts the region in the forefront of the Government’s ambitious plan to establish at least one decarbonised industrial cluster by 2030 and ultimately the world's first net zero cluster by 2040.

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Saltend Chemicals Park
Saltend Lane
HU12 8DS
United Kingdom