Province Resources is developing an 8 GW green hydrogen project in Western Australia and has secured additional state licenses for more than 600,000 hectares of land. How will this boost green hydrogen production in the country?
Originally announcing its 8 GW HyEnergy project in 2021, this week Province Resources has revealed it has now secured enough licences to support initial development.
Though the company is still in the feasibility phase, it is aiming to produce 550,000 tons of green hydrogen per annum, with the first stage of the HyEnergy project to include 4 GW to 5 GW of solar and wind for its electrolysers.
The licenses include more than 864 hectares of the seabed near Carnarvon, allowing the company to complete detailed feasibility studies into building a port for green hydrogen export.
Currently, the company is exploring two different export options. The first is a traditional loading jetty port. The company’s proposed port would be located about 20 km north of Carnarvon. Its second option is an undersea pipeline that would allow for offshore ship loading via a floating buoy.
Province Resources has said that the new license is for an initial two-year term and provides for ongoing technical and environmental marine studies and investigations to be completed.