Total Eren to build NT’s first green hydrogen hub

Hydrogen molecules up close (pilbara)
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The Northern Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to Total Eren‘s Darwin H2 Hub.

The Darwin H2 Hub will be a green hydrogen production facility, which will use solar energy to produce more than 80,000 tonnes of renewable-based hydrogen each year.

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With the potential to create approximately 800 jobs during construction and 175 positions once it is operational, the hydrogen will be for domestic and international export. It will also assist both Australian and global companies to decarbonise through the use of green hydrogen, and to facilitate industries in a net zero economy.

The Territory Government has been working closely with Total Eren since 2022, now “TE H2”, and has seen the project develop.

TE H2 is a joint venture formed by TotalEnergies and EREN, which develops large-scale green hydrogen projects benefitting from exceptional renewable resources.

TE H2 Australia managing director Kam Ho said, “The proposed Darwin H2 Hub is TE H2’s cornerstone project and aims to be the Northern Territory’s first solar-powered green hydrogen production and export project, delivering sustainable and cost-competitive power for domestic use and global export.

“‘Major Project Status’ marks a significant milestone in the project development. The current objective is to pursue studies in order to consider Final Investment Decision (FID) by 2027.

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“The Darwin H2 Hub will contribute to driving the Northern Territory Government’s vision of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and will enable other industries to move towards decarbonisation and sustainable industry.”

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