Extension announced for Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen project

Cape Hardy Port Precinct aerial photograph with ships docked at port (amp energy)
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Amp Energy has announced a three-month extension for its Strategic Framework Agreement with Iron Road as lead developer of South Australia’s Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen project.

The extension is expected to provide additional time to finalise and execute transaction documents associated with the next phase of the project.

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The Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen project comprises a two stage development: Stage 1 comprising 5GW of electrolyser capacity, delivering over 5 million tonnes per annum of green ammonia, with the initial phase comprising 1GW of capacity.

Stage 2 will see doubling of this capacity to 10GW. Amp Energy and Iron Road have also discussed expanding the intent of the Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen project to include an industrial manufacturing precinct centred on the green hydrogen and minerals value chain.

Contingent on this will be satisfactory commercial arrangements and assembling a consortium of development partners. Amp Energy and Iron Road have completed preliminary Master Planning of the Cape Hardy precinct incorporating electrolyser supply, water desalination, ammonia plant and ancillaries.

“We have seen a flight to quality from global strategic partners who are looking to partner with projects of scale. We believe the Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen project is strategically well positioned as one of Australia’s flagship hydrogen projects,” Amp Energy founder and president Paul Ezekiel said.

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South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining Tom Koutsantonis said, “The strong progress achieved by the Cape Hardy Green Hydrogen project reflects the momentum of ?South Australia’s emerging hydrogen industry.

“In addition to creating thousands of jobs for South Australians, projects like this facility at Cape Hardy contribute to our government’s net zero goals and strengthen the state’s economy. Renewable hydrogen has an important role to play as the world transitions to a decarbonised future and South Australia is ideally positioned to capitalise on this opportunity.”

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