WA hydrogen hub MoU kickstarts giant project

The Western Australian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Western Green Energy Hub and Korea Electric Power Corporation aiming to develop one of Australia’s largest proposed green hydrogen hubs.

The Western Green Energy Hub to be located in WA’s Goldfields-Esperance region will cover 15,000 square kilometres and envisagese around 3,000 wind turbines and 25 million solar panel modules.

Western Green Energy Hub is part of Singapore based InterContinental Energy and after 20 years of development aims to generate around 50GW of electricity.

According to InterContinental Energy: “Once at full scale, the WGEH project has the potential to produce up to 3.5 Mt of zero-carbon green hydrogen per year, for supply to both domestic and international customers, including South Korea.

“The WGEH project will actively partner with the local and regional communities and help to grow their economies. Integral to this transformation will be the involvement of the Mirning Peoples, the Traditional Custodians of the land on which the project will take place.”

Western Australian Hydrogen Industry Minister Bill Johnston said the MoU was a key step forward in the process of having this major project completed.

Johnston said: “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 MoU was signed at a ceremony attended by Johnston, Ray Macdonald, Western Green Energy Hub Chief Executive Officer and Chanhyuk Chun, KEPCO VP, Head of New & Global Business Development Dept.

Image: Western Green Energy Hub

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