WSP join feasibility study to support the Port of Newcastle Green Hydrogen Hub

WSP has been appointed as the Lead Technical Advisor for the Electrolysis, Ammonia Synthesis and Export and Bunkering elements of the feasibility study to support the Port of Newcastle Green Hydrogen Hub

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The Port of Newcastle is partnering with Macquarie Group’s Green Investment Group and the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to support the development of a hydrogen economy in the NSW Hunter region.

Leading engineering professional services consulting firm WSP has joined the study as technical advisor. WSP are recommending an optimal site within the Port, delivering a preliminary engineering design and providing environmental planning services to the project, including a full suite of project management, engineering (process, electrical/grid connection, water, maritime/ports, and civil), geotechnical, contaminated land, cost estimating, environmental/planning, and safety and risk services to the project.

The first stage of the Green Hydrogen Hub Project will be underpinned by a 40-megawatt electrolyser with a view to increase that capacity to more than a gigawatt over time and will deliver green hydrogen and green ammonia for domestic and export use.

For more information about WSP's involvement in the emerging role of hydrogen in the Australian energy transition, go to their website here.

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