Early Production System: MEG-HP1

April 1st, 2022

Early Production System: MEG-HP1

The project proponent is progressing a renewables-based hydrogen production plant planned to be located in close proximity to the Northam Solar Farm east of Perth, with the hydrogen produced targeted for use in the heavy transport sector.

Main proponents:

Infinite Blue Energy Ltd

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen mobility

Status:

Under development – first production is targeted for the latter part of 2023

Estimated cost:

 

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

10 megawatt (MW) of electrolyser capacity with a nameplate production capacity of 4.4 tonnes of hydrogen per day

Location:

Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:

 

Project description

In March 2022, it was announced that Infinite Blue Energy had acquired the Northam Solar Farm, located approximately 100 kilometres east of Perth. The 10 MW Northam Solar Farm consists of 33,600 solar panels and is constructed over 25 hectares (around 0.25 km2). The Northam facility is already connected to the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) with additional land secured for potential expansion.

The acquisition of the solar farm is a step in support of the development of a 10 MW electrolyser planned to be located in close proximity to the solar farm. Nameplate hydrogen production capacity of the facility is estimated at 4.4 tonnes per day.

Hydrogen production offtake is focussed on the heavy transport sector, targeting back-to-base logistics operators and local governments with in-depot refuelling.

The project is undergoing Front End Engineering Design (FEED) with a final investment decision expected in the latter part of 2022.

The project proponent is targeting operations to begin in the latter part of 2023.

 

This description was reviewed by the project proponent in March 2022.