SA commences $240 million hydrogen project

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The H2U Eyre Peninsula Gateway Hydrogen Project will see the installation of a 75 MW electrolyser near Whyalla, capable of producing enough hydrogen to create 40,000 t of ammonia annually.  

The launch of the project has fast-tracked South Australia’s intention to create a green hydrogen export industry, with the Marshall Liberal Government allocating $37 million in the upcoming budget to upgrade the Port Bonython jetty and support this export potential.

Premier Steven Marshall said upgrading the jetty will unlock significant investment and export opportunities for South Australia, with hydrogen driving renewed interest in Port Bonython.

“South Australia’s ambition to create, use and export green hydrogen is getting global attention, and has great potential to create jobs and sustain long-term investment,” said the Premier. 

“Maintaining this critical piece of infrastructure will unlock further export opportunities in key markets, particularly across Asia, boosting economic activity and creating jobs in our state.

 “The $240 million demonstrator phase of the project is of global significance, but it is just the precursor to a much larger production and export facility, that could see us also strengthen our energy ties with traditional trading partners. 

“This comes at the perfect time, as we lead our economic recovery from the global coronavirus pandemic.” 

The project will become the largest green ammonia plant in the world and is targeting completion in late 2022.

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