Province Resources has begun collecting wind and solar data at its green hydrogen project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, the minerals exploration firm revealed today (29th March).
Dubbed the HyEnergy Zero Carbon HydrogenTM Project, it was revealed by Province Resources in February as part of an acquisition and proposes to generate 1GW of renewable energy to produce green hydrogen and green ammonia.
The company says the project’s close proximity to key infrastructure means it’s capable of supplying domestic and international markets.
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H2 View reported last week that the project is likely to much bigger than first thought, with Province Resources Managing Director David Frances telling us in an exclusive interview, “The independent power providers that we’ve talked to so far are talking much, much bigger than a 1GW power station. I’m not exactly sure what numbers we will finally land on hydrogen wise, but it’s likely to be a much larger project than 66,000 tonnes.”
The Fulcrum3D Sodar monitoring station is critical in collecting preliminary wind and solar data within the project area to assess the wind and solar resource potential.
Fulcrum3D’s flagship Sodar wind monitoring system is one of only five remote sensing instruments globally considered to provide bankable wind data by leading independent consultants, such as DNV.
The data collected will enable the proposed wind turbines and solar array network to be optimised, prior to the final project scope and scale decision point.
“It is great to be able to hit the ground running on the exciting HyEnergy green hydrogen project, I look forward to progressing the feasibility studies as quickly as possible,” Frances said.