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WA-based renewable energy company teams up with Samsung to build hydrogen plant 30km south of Dongara

Anna CoxGeraldton Guardian
Stephen Gauld, CEO of Infinite Green Energy which is developing a hydrogen plant near Dongara.
Camera IconStephen Gauld, CEO of Infinite Green Energy which is developing a hydrogen plant near Dongara. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/The West Australian

WA-based renewable energy company, Infinite Green Energy has announced a collaboration with international tech giant, Samsung to build the Arrowsmith hydrogen plant.

Located 30km south of Dongara, the wind and solar-powered plant is forecast to produce up to 300 tonnes of green hydrogen per day, or 100,000 tonnes per year for domestic and export markets.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Hydrogen, Roger Cook said: “Partnerships like these are vital to the delivery of the 2030 vision under the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy and future opportunities that come with it.”

IGE is aiming to be Australia’s first zero carbon commercial hydrogen producer. IGE is also progressing the Northam MEG HP1, another renewable hydrogen project in development with Samsung C&T.

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Once fully operational, the Northam facility is expected to produce up to four tonnes of renewable hydrogen a day for medium and heavy-duty transport use by early 2024.

The IGE Northam solar farm which will be the site of the MEG HP1 hydrogen project.
Camera IconThe IGE Northam solar farm which will be the site of the MEG HP1 hydrogen project. Credit: Supplied/Infinite Green Energy/TheWest

Managing director and CEO of Infinite Green Energy, Stephen Gauld, said partnering with Samsung C&T to progress the flagship Arrowsmith project was an important step that continues to strengthen the confidence of all IGE stakeholders.

Samsung C&T president and CEO of E&C Group, Sechul Oh, said participation in this project aligns strongly with the values and vision of Samsung.

“We are committed to fast-tracking the energy transition, creating opportunities for people and businesses. Production of green hydrogen is a key component of that story,” he said.

The production of the plant is expected to commence in 2028.

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