Solar Farm to Power Green Hydrogen Project in Australia
An Australian developer is set to advance their Tiwi H2 green hydrogen project now that the design feasibility report for the proposed solar farm and transmission system is complete.
The hydrogen export project for the Tiwi Islands in Australia’s Northern Territory is now on track to commence operations in 2027, according to Provaris Energy.
The Perth-based energy company is the leading developer of integrated compressed hydrogen projects for export to regional markets.
Provaris Energy highlighted key findings of a recent report by engineering consultancy CE Partners, which show that the proposed 2,640-hectare solar precinct area on the Tiwi Islands has the capacity to support 2.6 GW of solar.
The solar farm, which is expected to generate over 5000 GWh of clean energy per year, would be delivered via a proposed four-circuit, 275 kV transmission line stretching 30 kilometres from the solar farm to the hydrogen production and export precincts.
It is estimated that the peak green hydrogen production and export volume for the project will be 90,000 tons per annum.
Garry Triglavcanin, Provaris Executive Director and Chief Development Officer, said that the next step will be to secure land agreements.
“Once a satisfactory outcome has been achieved, FEED and further engineering studies are planned to drive the project toward financial close, targeted for the end of 2024.
“With the support of key stakeholders, the project development program still allows for Provaris’ targeted first hydrogen production and export in late 2027.”
The green hydrogen produced at the Tiwi H2 Project facility is expected to be exported to the Asia-Pacific region, with a particular focus on Japan, South Korea, Singapore and China.