Port Kembla Hydrogen Refuelling Facility

November 16th, 2023

Port Kembla Hydrogen Refuelling Facility

Coregas has developed a hydrogen refuelling facility adjacent to the site of its Port Kembla hydrogen production plant, for use in hydrogen-powered heavy transport vehicles.

Main proponents:


Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen mobility


Operating – 2023

Estimated cost:

AUD$2,000,000 (refuelling facility only)

Other involvement:


Production details:

Currently SMR and natural gas; proponent aims to transition to hydrogen from carbon-neutral sources


Port Kembla, New South Wales, Australia

Announced funding:

AUD$500,000 – Port Kembla Investment Fund

Project description

Coregas, part of Wesfarmers, is a large Australian-owned gases company and operates a hydrogen production facility embedded with the BlueScope Port Kembla steel works site.

In March 2021, the company received an award of funding under Round Four of the Port Kembla Investment Fund to progress its development of a hydrogen refuelling facility adjacent to its existing hydrogen production plant.

The refuelling facility supports the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell trucks to the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region of New South Wales. The project is intended to represent a first step in the development of Port Kembla as a hydrogen hub and of a broader hydrogen ‘ecosystem’ for the Illawarra-Shoalhaven regions.

The refuelling station became operational in July 2023.

The proponent advises that the refuelling station will compress hydrogen from the existing Coregas plant up to 500bar, enabling supply into the 350bar cylinders on board the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

In July 2021, it was announced that Coregas had signed a Vehicle Supply Agreement with Hyzon Motors for the supply of two Hymax-450 hydrogen fuel cell-powered prime mover trucks.

In November 2021, Coregas announced that it had purchased a refuelling station and dispenser from Haskel Hydrogen Systems Group.

Hydrogen powered heavy vehicles (Remondis’ refuse truck and Premier Buses’ shuttle bus) are in regular service.


Updated: February 2024