Fantastic progress made in 2021

17th December 2021

What happened this year and what’s in store for 2022?

This year, the HyPER project has gone from a spare patch of land on Cranfield University’s campus to being pilot-plant-ready, with all the supporting infrastructure in place and installed.

All the foundations have been installed and some of the packaged items have been installed, including the N2 tank and vaporisors from BOC, the air compressor package from Maziak, the water treatment package from Helical Energy, and the stack from Midtherm Engineering. Phase 1 of the electrical installation has been completed as well (performed by SJD).

We’ve also received delivery of many valves and components for the plant including the calciner coil and base from Helical Energy – which made quite a splash in the news:

So what’s next for 2022

All this progress on the ground is notwithstanding all the amazing engineering that’s happened in the background by our project partners Doosan Babcock and GTI. We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get everything set up for the next phase of the build.

In 2022 we will be completing the construction of the pilot plant and our Principal Contractor Helical Energy will be on site ready to begin erecting the main pilot plant structure.

After the structure is up, piping, instrumentation and electrical will terminate their connections and we’ll be ready to press the ‘go for testing’ button. The HyPER team is eagerly awaiting that moment!

We’ll be sharing progress updates with you as we continue the build, so do keep in touch.

For now Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.