Global asset services provider Worley has been appointed by Stanwell Corporation and its consortium partners to undertake Front End Engineering Design (FEED) work for the Central Queensland Hydrogen Project (CQ-H2).
The largest investment in an Australian renewable hydrogen project to date, CQ-H2 will initially include up to 640MW of electrolysers and produce up to 200 tonnes per day of renewable hydrogen, with offtakers purchasing the gas to convert to renewable ammonia or liquified hydrogen.
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As Queensland’s largest renewable hydrogen project, the project aims to deliver renewable hydrogen via its different carriers, to Japan and Singapore, as well as supplying large domestic customers in Central Queensland.
“We are proud to be supporting this world-scale project within the Gladstone region where Worley have remained invested through our local operation for the last 25 years. The Central Queensland Hydrogen Project is a landmark project, set to propel Stanwell’s operations, the Gladstone region and Queensland as a whole into a leading exporter of green energy,” Worley president of ANZ Gillian Cagney said.
Worley worked on the project in the role of technical advisor during the initial feasibility study and is now scoped to provide the FEED study for the Hydrogen Production Facility (HPF) and Hydrogen Transfer Facility (HTF), along with the pre-FEED study for the Hydrogen Liquefaction Facility (HLF).
Cagney said, “We will be bringing together our local and global hydrogen technical expertise along with our breadth of services, spanning multi-discipline engineering, ports and infrastructure capability, sustainability and environmental services and our in-house construction and commissioning expertise.
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“Our work with Stanwell to date demonstrates our unique ability to support projects right from early concept studies into front end design, and we are looking to continue that support post-FID into the execution stage.”
Commercial operations are expected to start in 2028. If successful, the project will ramp up in future phases to full-scale operation of approximately 2,240MW electrolysers producing 800 tonnes per day of gaseous renewable hydrogen by 2031.