A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Western Green Energy Hub and Korea Electric Power Corporation towards the development of one of Australia’s largest proposed green hydrogen hubs.
The project, to be located in WA’s Goldfields-Esperance region on Mirning Country, will cover 15,000 square kilometres and require around 3,000 wind turbines and 25 million solar panel modules.
These turbines and modules generate energy for the electrolysis which converts water into hydrogen.
Once complete, the project will become one of the largest of such energy hubs in the world and generate 3.5 million tonnes of zero-carbon green hydrogen per year.
Hydrogen Industry Minister Bill Johnston said the MoU is a key step forward in the process of having the major project completed.
“This is an exciting project for Western Australia and will put our state on the forefront of producing green hydrogen, making it competitive on a worldwide scale.
“The Cook Government is proud to continue its commitment to the renewable hydrogen sector and its pledge to reduce emissions in WA.”
Project construction is expected to span around 20 years and create thousands of jobs.