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Korean green ammonia plant set for Geraldton, WA

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The Western Australian government has entered into exclusive negotiations with renewable energy proponents at Narngulu Industrial Estate in Geraldton, WA for the construction of the the state’s first green ammonia export plant.

Progressive Green Solutions, in partnership with Samsung C&T and KOMIPO (Korean Midland Power Co), are proposing to build a plant which is expected to produce up to one million tonnes of green ammonia per annum using renewable hydrogen.

The project is expected to help support the decarbonisation of power generation assets in South Korea, with first shipments expected in 2027.

KOMIPO is a Korean Government owned power company with a generation capacity of ~11GW which is developing green hydrogen/ammonia to utilise in its owned power plants in Korea.

The state, through the industrial estate developer DevelopmentWA, brokered a land use solution to accommodate the project, paving the way for a new renewable energy cluster in Geraldton.

Energy Minister Bill Johnston said Western Australia was perfectly positioned to provide the land, infrastructure and skills required to develop large scale renewable hydrogen and green ammonia projects.

Johnston said: “With its exceptional renewable energy resources, the Mid-West is attracting significant global interest and investments from markets such as South Korea, Japan and Europe, seeking to support the decarbonisation of their economies.

“Projects such as this are also expected to unlock significant local manufacturing and jobs in the Mid-West.”

According to government statement, international investors were attracted to the Mid-West region’s vast renewable energy potential.

Lands Minister John the government was committed to de-constraining land for WA’s renewable energy sector.

Located 12-kilometres southeast of Geraldton, Narngulu Industrial Estate is an important general industrial precinct.

Picture: Progressive Green Solutions

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