Fortescue tables hydrogen in Tasmania

Fortescue Metals Group is investigating the development of a green ammonia plant in Tasmania, which could include a 250 MW green hydrogen plant.

Located at the Bell Bay Industrial Precinct, Fortescue said the project would have a green ammonia production capacity of 250,000 t/year for domestic and international export and had the capacity to be one of the world’s largest green hydrogen plants.

The project has been announced as a successful participant in the Tasmanian Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Industry Development Funding program, and Fortescue CEO Elizabeth Gaines said partnering with the state government could create a significant new green industry.

“Subject to detailed feasibility analysis, the Tasmania Project will be an important step in demonstrating our intention to position Australia at the forefront of the establishment of a bulk export market for green hydrogen,” she said.

“We will ensure that the financial and project execution discipline that Fortescue is renowned for is applied to projects developed by Fortescue Future Industries.”

Fortescue is targeting a final investment decision on the project in 2021.

For more information visit the Fortescue website.

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