An international consortium comprised of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Limited, is announcing a green fuels mega project in the South-East of Western Australia.
hen fully operational, the Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) could produce up to 50 gigawatts of hybrid wind and solar power over 15,000-square-kilometres in South-East Western Australia.
WGEH will be built in phases to produce up to 3.5 million tons of zero-carbon green hydrogen or 20 million tons of green ammonia each year, which will be provided domestically and exported internationally as the green fuels market continues to expand post2030.
The project aims to deliver socio-economic benefits to the local community, as well as provide a huge boost to the Western Australia State Government’s Renewable Hydrogen Strateg1 and the Commonwealth Government of Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy.
In addition, green fuels produced at the site will meet massive future demand from multiple sectors, including in cofiring in power generation, the shipping sector, heavy industry such as steel, chemicals and mining, as well as the aviation sector. The green hydrogen sector is predicted to become a US$2.5 trillion market by 2050.
Brendan Hammond, Chairman of the Board of WGEH, commented on the project:
The Western Green Energy Hub is historic on two fronts. First, the scale at which we will be able to deliver green fuels to markets and customers around the world, helping to move us all towards a net-zero future. Second, and possibly more importantly, the way in which we are working with the Mirning People, the original owners of the land, to create a truly long-term and sustainable multi-generational partnership thatdelivers enormous socio-economic benefits for the community. It is an honour and a privilege to be involved in this groundbreaking project.