Infinite Green Energy (IGE) and Samsung C&T Engineering & Construction Group have welcomed Doral Energy Group as the final partner in the development and construction of the MEG HP1 Hydrogen Project in Northam, Western Australia.
The agreement between the three companies outlines key terms, advancing detailed design, and the milestones to successfully achieve a Final Investment Decision.
Leveraging the Northam Solar Farm – with the addition of a 10MW hydrogen electrolyser, compression and a truck loading terminal – the project is expected to produce up to four tonnes per day of green hydrogen for the medium and heavy transport industry.
The project is expected to be part of WA’s transition to a net zero economy. With the first green hydrogen production expected in early 2025, it is expected to be one of the first projects in WA to deliver commercial-scale green hydrogen.
The project will also include a loading terminal for trucks to supply local operations, which will enable IGE to contribute to the development of the Zero Emissions Highway.
With offtake MoUs in place and binding contracts under negotiation, it is expected that green hydrogen produced will be partially consumed by WA-based waste management companies for use in back-to-base refuse collection and fleet vehicles proximate to the project.
The project has completed front-end engineering and design (FEED) and an FID is anticipated for 2023 with the first green hydrogen supply expected in late Q1 2025 following commissioning.
IGE CEO Stephen Gauld said: “Partnering with a global renewable energy partner such as Doral Group will continue to build the confidence of our shareholders, strategic partners, and buyers of our future fuel.”
“Doral Group and Samsung have already committed resources from their offices in South Korea, Dubai, Israel and Australia to deliver this strategic project.”
Samsung C&T Vice President, Andrew Ahn said: “We are committed to fast-tracking the energy transition, creating opportunities for people and businesses. Production of green hydrogen is a key component of that story.”
Doral Hydrogen Ltd Managing Director, Yam Efrati said: “The strategic partnership with IGE and Samsung C&T is just in the beginning and will enable Doral Hydrogen to expand the activity worldwide in order to be a major player in the world energy transition.”