A $117.5m hydrogen electrolyser power plant will be constructed near Port Lincoln in South Australia. Hydrogen infrastructure company Hydrogen Utilit (H2U), working with German-based electrolysis and ammonia specialist Thyssenkrupp, will deliver the project, with the assistance of a $4.7 million grant and $7.5 million loan from the State Government’s Renewable Technology Fund.
The proposed facility will integrate a 15MW electrolyser plant, a distributed ammonia production facility, a 10MW hydrogenfired gas turbine and a 5MW hydrogen fuel cell, which will both supply power to the grid.
The electrolyser plant will be one of the largest green hydrogen production facilities worldwide, and among the first ever-commercial facilities to produce distributed ammonia from intermittent renewable resources that can be used as an industrial fertiliser.
Around 30 construction and 30 ongoing jobs will be created through the project.