Woodside secures land for Tassie green ammonia project

Image by Woodside (www.woodside.com.au).

November 12 (Renewables Now) - Woodside Energy Ltd today announced it has secured land east of the Bell Bay Advanced Manufacturing Zone in northern Tasmania for a planned renewable hydrogen and ammonia production complex.

The energy firm has agreed an exclusive option for a long-term lease of a partially cleared site in the Bell Bay area with the Austrak Business Park.

Woodside plans to install up to 1.7 GW of electrolysers under the H2TAS project to be powered with hydroelectricity and wind. The initial phase will be of up to 300 MW with an output of 200,000 tonnes of ammonia, matched to forecast demand.

Together with Marubeni Corp and IHI Corp, the company completed a feasibility study of the Bell Bay area project, concluding that it is technically and commercially feasible to export ammonia to Japan. Woodside CEO Meg O’Neill said existing and prospective customers of the company in Asia and Europe have already shown interest in the project.

Some green hydrogen for domestic use will also be produced by H2TAS.

A final investment decision for the project is targeted for 2023. Construction and commissioning are expected to require 24 months.

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