Woodside plans hydrogen facility near Perth
Energy company Woodside Energy, construction business BGC and logistics company Centurion, along with the Western Australian government, plan to develop a self-contained hydrogen production, storage and refuelling station, located in the Rockingham Industry Zone near Perth, the companies said on August 17.
The project was successful in the expressions of interest stage of the department of jobs, tourism, science and innovation’s A$10mn ($7mn) Hydrogen Fuelled Transport Programme, which aims to accelerate the uptake of hydrogen-fuelled transport, build local skills and capability, and stimulate local hydrogen production.
With matched funding from Woodside, the proposal targets delivery of hydrogen fuel at a “globally competitive” price of A$11 per kilo and subsidises a number of large hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, the companies said.
Named the Hydrogen Refueller @H2Perth, the project would be located adjacent to Woodside’s proposed H2Perth project.
Initially, Woodside is targeting the production of 235 kg/day of hydrogen at the Hydrogen Refueller @H2Perth, with the potential to scale up to a targeted 800 kg/day. Hydrogen Refueller @H2Perth will be available to industrial customers, as well as the public.
Woodside has signed conditional, non-binding offtake memorandums of understanding to supply hydrogen from Hydrogen Refueller @H2Perth to BGC, which intends to buy and operate five to ten hydrogen concrete agitator trucks; and Centurion, which intends to buy and operate two hydrogen prime movers.