GHD has been appointed as a corporate member on the Australian Hydrogen Council (AHC).
The AHC is an initiative created to facilitate the commercialisation of a new hydrogen and fuel cell technologies industry for transportation, export, storage and stationary applications throughout the country.
GHD Technical Director Plant and Process Rory Quinn will be the company’s primary representative on the council, with one of his first tasks to coordinate GHD’s participation and contribution to AHC’s policy advisory, infrastructure and technical committees.
GHD Executive General Manager Australia Phil Duthie said the company’s membership reflected its commitment to hydrogen, with the company also releasing a detailed response to the National Hydrogen Strategy released in late 2019.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to work with other members and the broader industry to help lay the groundwork and ensure Australia realises the enormous potential of hydrogen,” said Mr Duthie.
“Like GHD, the AHC recognises the narrow window of opportunity here.
“It’s time to move from debate to action.
“A collaborative, innovative and transparent alliance must now take place between industry, government and community to enable the necessary investment and ensure that the benefits are realised as soon as possible.”
GHD is involved in a range of hydrogen-related projects around Australia, including Kawasaki’s Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) in Victoria, and Mr Duthie said the company was also able to draw on its global technical teams for knowledge when necessary.
“We believe the continued close collaboration between governments, industry, researchers and communities in the coming year will be vital to Australia realising the potential of hydrogen,” he said.
“We’re very excited to be working with our clients, their communities and the broader industry to help foster this potential.”
AHC currently has a total of 37 members.
For more information visit the GHD website.
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