ATCO and BOC to develop large-scale hydrogen project in Australia

The South Australian Government has announced a consortium including ATCO Australia and Linde company, BOC will design a hydrogen production facility and power plant.

Located near Whyalla, South Australia, a 250MW hydrogen production site, 200MW hydrogen-fuelled electricity generation plant, and hydrogen storage facility will act as part of South Australia’s Hydrogen Job Plan Project.

The ATCO Australia and BOC consortium has committed to an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) agreement with the State Government, which will see the consortium undertake detailed project and engineering design, procurement of equipment, finalise contracting arrangements, and cost estimations.

With project operations expected to begin in 2026, the South Australian Government have committed AUD $593m ($376m) of state funding towards the initiative and will also own the proposed facilities.

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