Province Resources Limited has announced the area defined for the Australian HyEnergy® green hydrogen project has been expanded.
Province and the State Government’s Department of Transport agreed to operate on over 864 hectares of the seabed near Carnarvon, enabling the company to undertake further detailed feasibility studies to support a port for the project.
The proposed port would be located around 20km north of Carnarvon, adjacent to the Town Common area and the company now holds a Section 91 license issued via the Land Administration Act.
The Western Australian Government will provide additional licences for the project to support studies on land and water.
David Frances, Province CEO and Managing Director, said, “Province has an enviable position in the region, which has been made possible by the very strong support we have received from the local community.
“We continue to engage with the Western Australian Government to obtain the appropriate secure tenure which will eventually be required over the project area.”
He added that the company now has sufficient areas under license to support an initial development based on the Town Common, and the ability to scale-up to a multi-gigawatt project which will incorporate six pastoral leases.
Province has previously conducted a bathymetry survey over the proposed Carnarvon Port area to support the pre-feasibility study (PFS) into the HyEnergy® project, the license being for an initial two-year term and provides for ongoing technical and environmental marine studies and investigations to be completed.
The additional Section 91 license covers two pastoral stations and will allow for ongoing environmental, geotechnical and heritage surveys to be completed along with placement of wind and solar monitoring equipment.
Province now holds Section 91 licenses covering all or part of six pastoral stations and the Town Common, making up an area of more than 600,000 hectares.
In September (2023), PFS activities for the HyEnergy® project ‘progressed as planned’ towards commercial production. Province expects all PFS for the Western Australian projects to be concluded and submitted to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Q4, 2023.
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