Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen Project

May 11th, 2023

Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen Project

The project proponents have executed a Strategic Framework Agreement in support of the development of a large-scale hydrogen and ammonia production facility to be located at Cape Hardy in South Australia.

Main proponents:

Amp Energy, Iron Road Ltd

Main end-use classification:

Export potential – ammonia production


Under development – concept design/early feasibility stage

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

5-gigawatt (GW) scale electrolyser project


South Australia, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

Iron Road is progressing the Central Eyre Iron Project (CEIP), an iron ore mining, beneficiation and infrastructure development opportunity on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The supporting planned export facility at Cape Hardy (located on the East coast or Spencer Gulf-side of the Eyre Peninsula) is designed to be developed as a green manufacturing and industrial precinct over a number of stages.

Iron road owns 1,207 hectares of land at Cape Hardy. In April 2023, Iron Road Ltd and Amp Energy executed a Strategic Framework Agreement and announced Amp Energy as the lead developer for the Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen Project and commenced a nine-month exclusivity period. This follows a competitive Cape Hardy green hydrogen offer-to-bid process undertaken by Iron Road.

The selected development concept is of a 5 GW scale electrolyser development and associated hydrogen and ammonia production facilities at Cape Hardy.  The proposed development would comprise approximately one-third of Iron Road’s 1,207 hectares of gulf side land. At full capacity, renewables-based ammonia production is potentially in excess of five million tonnes per annum.

A detailed project schedule and scope of work is to be developed during the exclusivity period: a preliminary schedule indicates a potential operations date of end 2028.

Details of the Strategic Framework Agreement can be found in Iron Road’s ASX announcement.

This description has been reviewed by a project proponent.

Uploaded: May 2023