Mid West Clean Energy Project

April 28th, 2023

Mid West Clean Energy Project (MWCEP)

The project proponent is evaluating progressing the development of an integrated partial oxidation reforming with CCS and renewables-based hydrogen production and ammonia export complex in the mid-west region of Western Australia.

Main proponents:

Pilot Energy

Main end-use classification:

Export focussed – ammonia production


Under development

Estimated cost:


Other involvement:


Production details:

Hydrogen production using both partial oxidation reforming with over one million tonnes per annum of integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) capacity and renewables-based hydrogen to produce up to 220,000 tonnes per annum of low-carbon hydrogen. Expansions are targeted.


Western Australia, Australia

Announced funding:


Project description

In 2022 Pilot Energy initiated the MWCEP to leverage its existing operational asset base into the production of clean energy. The MWCEP is a clean ammonia export project aiming to produce up to 1.2 million tonnes per annum of clean ammonia from 220,000 tonnes per annum of hydrogen production, with a targeted production start date of 2027.

The project includes a fully integrated CCS operation through the conversion of the operating Cliff Head offshore oil field. Carbon capture and storage enables the production of blue hydrogen with the proposed hydrogen production technology integrating the production of green hydrogen and ammonia. The project would be designed to incorporate the supply of hydrogen into the Western Australian domestic market.

The CCS development aims to provide over one million tonnes per annum of permanent carbon capture and storage starting in early 2026 capturing both third party industrial CO2 emissions as well as around 99% of any CO2 generated by the MWCEP.

This description has been reviewed by the project proponent.


Updated: April 2023