East Kimberley Clean Energy Project

July 29th, 2023

East Kimberley Clean Energy Project

The project proponents are seeking to develop a large-scale renewables-based hydrogen and ammonia production project utilising existing infrastructure in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia.

Main proponents:

Aboriginal Clean Energy Partnership (Balanggarra Ventures Limited, MG Corporation, Kimberley Land Council, Pollination)

Main end-use classification:

Industrial process – ammonia production, export focus


Under development

Estimated cost:



Other involvement:


Production details:

Under evaluation


Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

The East Kimberley Clean Energy Project would involve a solar farm development on approximately 2,000 hectares of land owned by MG Corporation near Kununurra, a town in far northern Western Australia located at the eastern edge of the Kimberley region.

The solar energy produced (approximately 1 GW) would be combined with hydroelectric energy from the existing 30-MW Ord Hydro Power Plant at Lake Argyle (approximately 70 kilometres south of Kununurra) to power electrolytic hydrogen production facilities co-located with the solar farm development. Fresh water for the electrolysis process would be sourced from Lake Kununurra.

The produced (renewables-based) hydrogen would be transported approximately 120 kilometres by buried pipeline to Balanggarra Country in Wyndham on the North-Western Australian coast, where it would be used in the manufacture of (renewables-based) ammonia.

The produced ammonia would be used in the local irrigated agriculture and mining industries, as well as exported to nearby Asian markets.

The project proponents have indicated the project would utilise existing infrastructure in the region including electricity transmission lines, roads, airport, and the Port of Wyndham.

The project proponents are targeting a final investment decision in the latter part of 2025 with post-commissioning hydrogen production operations scheduled for Australian fiscal year 2028/29.


Uploaded: July 2023