Port Kembla Hydrogen Refuelling Facility

January 12th, 2022

Port Kembla Hydrogen Refuelling Facility

Coregas is developing 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:

Coregas

Main end-use classification:

Hydrogen mobility

Status:

Under construction – anticipated to be operational in the first half of 2022

Estimated cost:

 

Other involvement:

 

Production details:

Currently SMR and natural gas but renewables production is under evaluation

Location:

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 will enable the introduction of hydrogen fuel cell trucks to the Illawarra-Shoalhaven region of New South Wales. The project represents 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 proponent anticipates the refuelling station to be operational in the first half of 2022.

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, to be delivered in 2022.

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

Milestones:

March 2021: The project is awarded funding under Round Four of the Port Kembla Investment Fund.

 

Updated: January 2022