The project proponent is progressing the phased development of a potential renewables-based hydrogen project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.
Province Resources Ltd
|Main end-use classification:
Export focus – bulk of product expected as renewables-based ammonia with smaller compressed hydrogen component
Based on a Scoping Study completed in March 2022, the project is proposed to generate 550,000 tonnes of renewables-based hydrogen per annum at full capacity over a two-phase development approach.
Western Australia, Australia
AUD$300,000 – Western Australian Government Renewable Hydrogen Fund Round 2 (feasibility study): awarded to Global Energy Ventures Ltd to be applied to a feasibility study for the export of compressed hydrogen from the HyEnergy Project
In April 2021, Province Resources and Total Eren announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate and proceed with the development of the proposed HyEnergy zero carbon hydrogen facility (“HyEnergy”) to be located in the Shire of Carnarvon, in the Gascoyne region, in Western Australia.
In May 2022, Province Resources indicated that the HyEnergy Project MoU with Total Eren had been extended to 31 July 2022. This was followed in August 2022 with an announcement that legally binding key terms for the development of the HyEnergy Project had been finalised between Province Resources and Total Eren. In March 2023, it was announced that the binding term sheet between Total Eren and Province Resources had not been extended. Province Resources indicated that it would continue to progress the HyEnergy project.
Based on a Scoping Study completed in March 2022 (see below) the Project would be developed in phases totalling up to 8 GW in installed renewable energy capacity. The Project is proposed to generate 550,000 tonnes of renewables-based hydrogen per annum at full scale.
In August 2021, it was announced that Global Energy Ventures Ltd (GEV – now Provaris Energy) had entered into a MoU with the project to undertake a feasibility study to evaluate the technical and commercial feasibility of exporting green hydrogen from the HyEnergy Project. In August 2022, Provaris announced completion of its export-focused feasibility study. The study is focussed on the proposed Phase 1 of the project (with a proposed total hydrogen production volume of 275,000-300,000 tonnes per annum) and analysed the export of 200,000 tonnes of hydrogen per annum into the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on delivery to Singapore.
In March 2022, Province Resources announced completion of a Scoping Study into the project; the study was based on a two-phase development, with Phase 1 being the initial construction and operation of 4 GW of upstream power generation, transmission infrastructure and downstream hydrogen production facilities. An additional 4 GW of renewable power would be added in Phase 2.
In August 2022, Province Resources announced the securing of a section 91 licence over additional land bringing the total area under licence to more than 3,000 square kilometres. Since then, it has increased the land area under agreement to more than 5,600 square kilometres.
In March 2023, Province Resources announced the award of a pre-feasibility study for the downstream component of the project, including all necessary downstream processing infrastructure for the production of renewables-based hydrogen, including energy storage systems. The study is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2023. A tender/ contract award process for study of the upstream component is underway (as at time of writing).
In March 2023, Province Resources announced a marine geophysical survey to support the feasibility studies for a proposed port around 20 kilometres north of Carnarvon. The production facilities for the project would be located in this area.
Studies are evaluating end-use options with present focus indicating that the bulk of product would be renewables-based ammonia with a smaller component of compressed hydrogen
In December 2021, the Western Australian Government announced the project would receive Lead Agency Services from the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.
September 2021: GEV/Provaris announced it had received AUD$300,000 in funding under Round 2 of the Western Australian Government Renewable Hydrogen Fund (feasibility study) to be applied to a feasibility study for export of compressed hydrogen from the HyEnergy project.
Updated: March 2023