Amp Energy to develop green hydrogen in South Australia

Cape Hardy Port Precinct aerial photograph with ships docked at port (amp energy)
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Amp Energy will develop green hydrogen at scale on the Cape Hardy Port Precinct with Iron Road Ltd.

Amp Energy is among the largest hydrogen developers in Australia, where it is progressing the development of 20GW of electrolyser capacity across three precincts—equivalent to 19 million tons per annum of green ammonia production.

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Amp’s integrated model in Australia of owning and optimising feedstock generation assets, transmission, processing, and export, will allow the delivery of cost-competitive hydrogen production globally.

“Amp Energy was drawn to the Cape Hardy project due to its strategic geographic location and strong support from the South Australia Government,” the company said in a statement.

“The Cape Hardy site has direct access to high-voltage power through existing transmission infrastructure as well as a deep-water port that will facilitate transportation of the hydrogen product.

“Furthermore, both the Traditional Owners of the land (the Barngala people) and the Eyre Peninsula landowners have strong relationships with the project, and the Australian Government has already shown firm support through its earlier announcement of $25 million for further port infrastructure development. These factors will support the project to produce green hydrogen at competitive global prices and help South Australia meet its green hydrogen goals.”

The company intends to develop and build up to 5GW of electrolyser capacity over the next decade in the precinct, delivering over 5 million tons per annum of green ammonia.

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In 2021, Amp Energy established the Renewable Energy Hub of South Australia—a $2 billion investment in renewable generation and battery energy storage. The company’s expansion in South Australia will include and leverage its Amp X digital energy platform, which caters to a number of interoperable offerings aimed at unlocking grid flexibility at a large scale from the edge of the grid in order to support a fully decarbonised energy system and accelerate the energy transition.

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