Infinite Blue Energy’s landmark A$350m green hydrogen project has taken a major step forward this week after the green hydrogen specialist partnered with Petrofac for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) design.
The Australian company today said it has inked a deal with international energy services firm Petrofac to progress the Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project through front end engineering design (FEED) to support the final investment decision in early 2021.
Located north of Perth, Australia, the Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project will produce 25 tonnes of green hydrogen per day, once completed, with the ability to be expanded to a global scale plant supporting the export of liquid hydrogen to the Asia-Pacific region.
In a statement, Petrofac said its scope of work will be carried out by its teams in Perth and Woking, England, and includes reviewing the conceptual work carried out on the project to date and the execution of the FEED study.
As part of the main study, Petrofac will build a robust EPC design, cost and schedule estimation to support final investment decision in Q1 2021.
“This is breaking new ground in terms of green hydrogen production, but the various elements of the design are all well-established and are proven technologies,” said Petrofac Operations Director Adam Cheesman.
Infinite Blue Energy said it plans to have the plant operating by 2022.
Under the company’s model, the Arrowsmith Hydrogen Plant is scalable, with the ability to be replicated efficiently in other areas throughout regional Australia, allowing for more sustainable regions and shorter energy supply chains.
“Through the completion of the Arrowsmith project and Infinite Blue Energy’s innovative business model, Australia can advance its interests on the global stage as a leader in the development of ground-breaking green hydrogen energy solutions and accelerate the creation of a major employment strategy and industry for Australia in the immediate future,” Infinite Blue Energy’s CEO Stephen Gauld said.