Electrolyser Manufacturing Facility Opens in Australia
Green energy company Fortescue has officially opened its electrolyser manufacturing facility in Australia, featuring the one of the world’s first automated assembly line.

The 15,000sqm facility in Gladstone, Queensland, was constructed and fully commissioned in just over two years, and will have capacity to produce over 2GW of PEM electrolyser stacks annually.

Fortescue Executive Chair and Founder, Dr Andrew Forrest AO, said: “We are grateful for the Queensland and Federal Government’s vision and early support to help get us started.

“Together we have laid the cornerstone for what will be a massive new manufacturing industry in Australia creating the potential for thousands of new green energy jobs.”

Fortescue benefitted from governmental support including the provision of an electrical sub-station, road network, communications and local scheme water connection, as well as the allocation of land.

The Australian Government also contributed AU$44m from the Collaboration Stream of the Modern Manufacturing Initiative.

Fortescue Energy CEO Mark Hutchinson added: “We know that technology in this space moves very quickly so as well as producing electrolysers today, this facility also provides an amazing environment for our team to learn and then leverage that experience to drive innovation and develop the solutions of tomorrow.

“We will continue to research, manufacture, source and invest in new electrolyser technologies across the world to give us the best possible competitive position.”