South Australia seeks proposals for hydrogen electrolyser

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The South Australian Government is seeking proposals to help deliver a 250MW hydrogen electrolyser for Whyalla, which it plans to invest $593 million in.

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Potential sites for the South Australian Government’s green hydrogen power plant, production and storage facilities at Whyalla have been identified, as the Hydrogen Jobs Plan hits a major milestone with the formal launch of an international call for industry partners to help deliver the projects by December 2025.

The call for proposal focuses on the supply, construction and operation of the hydrogen plant and equipment as well as seeking interest in purchasing green hydrogen produced at the facility.

The Government, through the Office of Hydrogen Power SA, has worked with the Traditional Owners of the region, the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation, and the Whyalla City Council to secure land options for the delivery of the project.

Sites include a substantial parcel of land in the Whyalla Industrial Estate and 8.7 hectares located at the intersection of Port Bonython Road and the Lincoln Highway in the Cultana Industrial Estate—the preferred sites for the location of the hydrogen production facility and hydrogen power station respectively. There is also potential for site connection through a dedicated hydrogen pipeline, providing both hydrogen storage and direct supply connection.

A third site adjacent the Cultana Industrial Estate provides opportunity for power generation and other infrastructure for the project.

“The green hydrogen power facility will be the first of its kind in Australia as it drives production for a rapidly decarbonising global market,” the South Australian Government said in a statement.

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“It will encourage further development of green hydrogen opportunities here in South Australia, drawing on the state’s advantage through abundant renewable energy.”

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