• $117.5 Million to Progress Two Renewable Hydrogen Hubs

    Industry Insights by ECi Executive
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$117.5 Million to Progress Two Renewable Hydrogen Hubs

To attract Federal funding for renewable hydrogen hubs in the Pilbara and Mid-West region, The McGowan Government will invest up to $117.5 million, making Western Australia a global clean energy powerhouse.

The State has started lodging applications through the Commonwealth Government’s Clean Hydrogen Industrial program for matching Commonwealth funding to develop hubs in the Pilbara and Mid-West region.

With the abundance of solar and wind resources, WA has positioned itself to be globally competitive in the renewable hydrogen industry.

The proposed hydrogen hubs capitalize on the natural advantages in the Pilbara and Mid-West, helping fast-track the renewable hydrogen production and exports for WA.

The Pilbara Hydrogen Hub plan involves development of a hydrogen or ammonia pipeline connecting the Maitland and Burrup strategic industrial areas. Creation of a Clean Energy Training and Research Institute will be based out of both Karratha and Port Hedland with port upgrades to facilitate export opportunities.

The Mid West Clean Hydrogen Hub proposal includes construction of renewable energy and road infrastructure at the Oakajee Strategic industrial area in which will connect the area to power and water while developing hydrogen refueling infrastructure.

The State Government’s bids are supported by major resources industry companies including Woodside, Fortescue Future Industries, BP Australia, ATCO Australia, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group, Yara Pilbara, Engie, Rio Tinto and InterContinental Energy.

The project is expected to create around 2,000 skilled and semi-skilled jobs across the State.


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Date of Publication: 25 November, 2021

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