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The project includes a 10 MW electrolysis plant and an 18 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm.

By Shardul Sharma

Technip Energies, leader of a consortium with Monford Group, has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning (EPCC) contract by Yuri Operations to develop a green hydrogen plant in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, it said on September 16.

Project Yuri, which is being developed in partnership with Yara Clean Ammonia and Engie, includes a 10 MW electrolysis plant and an 18 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm with its 8 MW battery energy system (BESS) providing the necessary energy for the electrolysis. It will produce up to 640 metric tons/year of green hydrogen for use in the existing Yara Pilbara ammonia plant to produce green ammonia.

Technip Energies is responsible for the overall project management and the electrolysis plant engineering, procurement, commissioning and start-up. Monford is responsible for the overall project construction and the PV farm engineering, procurement, commissioning and start-up.

The project has received grant funding from the Australian government and the Western Australia state government. It aims to establish a new industry value chain, harvesting the abundant renewable power in Western Australia, to make renewable hydrogen and ammonia as feedstock for renewable chemical production, as well as renewable fuel for power generation and shipping, serving local and export markets, Technip Energies said.

Japan’s Mitsui & Co. has agreed to acquire a 28% stake in Yuri Operations subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions under its investment agreement.