The federal government has announced a $70 million investment for the Kwinana Hydrogen Hub in Western Australia (WA).
The project is now progressing to the front-end engineering design phase, with the project projected to help decarbonise the state’s industrial sector.
Led by BP Australia, the Kwinana Hydrogen Hub will include a 100 megawatts (MW) electrolyser, with the potential to expand to a total of 1.5 gigawatts (GW) production.
“Investing in an Australian hydrogen industry is investing in Australia’s future,” Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen said.
“Kwinana has been an industrial and economic powerhouse for decades, making it an ideal location for a hydrogen hub that can support decarbonisation of heavy industry and connect our renewable resources to the world.
“These projects are the next step towards using locally produced renewable hydrogen in Australia to reduce our industrial emissions and develop a renewable export future.”
When operational, the hub could produce over 14,000 tonnes of green hydrogen per annum for industrial use and heavy transport.
“Western Australia is one of the world’s great energy producers, and thanks to our wealth of natural resources and talent pool of skilled workers we are ready to become a world-class, low-cost hydrogen supplier,” Minister for Resources Madeleine King said.
“Kwinana has long been the powerhouse of the Western Australian economy and this investment will ensure Kwinana remains the state’s powerhouse into the future.”
With site works underway, construction is expected to complete by mid-2027.