Province Resources has continued to progress its proposed HyEnergy green hydrogen export project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.
During the latest quarter engineering firms GHD and Aurecon were appointed respectively to undertake the downstream and upstream components of the project’s pre-feasibility for ‘a large multi-gigawatt project’, according to the company.
The HyEnergy project envisages an eight GW green hydrogen production facility powered by wind and solar near Carnarvon in WA, with total green hydrogen production volume of an initial 200,000 tonnes per annum, rising to up to 300,000 tonnes.
Partners Province Resources and Total Eren plan a compressed hydrogen export supply chain without the need for a conventional onshore port.
Province has partnered with Provaris Energy to explore compressed hydrogen export, with loading via an underweater pipeline to vessels anchored offshore, as well as examining a conventional port.
The American Bureau of Shipping has approved the design of Provaris’s proposed 26,000 cubic metre H2Neo compressed hydrogen carriers.
Province Resources told investors that during the quarter a separate pre-feasibility study for a smaller project within the town of Carnarvon had been awarded to GHD.
This project involves 200-250MW of wind turbines and solar PV, combined with 160-200MW of hydrogen electrolysis and associated ammonia production facilities.
During the quarter a S.91 licence was granted for the land side of a proposed marine port.
Province Resources said that it and the ASX had formed a view that HyEnergy was now the main undertaking of the company and that it must now seek to re-comply with ASX rules to remain listed.
The company’s shares have been placed in suspension while Province undertakes a re-compliance listing.
During the quarter no work was undertaken on the company’s Gnama nickel-copper project in the Fraser Range of WA, or its Skane vanadium project in Sweden.
Approval secured for Provaris compressed hydrogen transport vessel
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