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Creating Territory Jobs through Hydrogen and Renewables

15 Aug 2022 12:47 PM | Stephanie Berlin (Administrator)

The Territory Labor Government and international renewable energy company, Total Eren, have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to develop a new green hydrogen project in Darwin.

The MoU frames how Government and Total Eren will work together to progress the Darwin H2 Hub.

The Darwin H2 Hub has the potential to create more than 2,000 jobs during construction and 175 ongoing during its operation and help to fast-track a net zero economy. 

Based in Darwin, the H2 Hub will be a renewable energy generation and hydrogen production plant which can assist domestic and international companies to decarbonise through the use of green hydrogen and to facilitate new industries in a net-zero economy.

Total Eren is a global renewable energy producer, headquartered in Paris with over 3.5 GW of wind and solar power plants and regional offices in the Asia-Pacific region located across Australia (Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane), Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Plans for the Darwin H2 Hub comprise of more than 2GW of solar PV generation on 4000ha of land providing energy for a 1GW hydrogen electrolyser to produce more than 80,000 tonnes of hydrogen per annum.

Green hydrogen is an important energy vector that will support the transition of economies worldwide as well as the Territory economy, this is why Budget 22 allocates $5.01 million over four years for accelerated hydrogen industry development.

 Quotes attributed to Chief Minister Natasha Fyles:

“This project is another great opportunity for the Territory to create jobs in this new clean energy sector and significantly contribute to the Territory’s drive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“With our abundant solar resources and our strategic location to support exports into the Indo-Pacific, the production of green hydrogen is a key opportunity for the Territory to address the growing demand for this green energy globally.

“The signing of this MoU will help position the Territory as the next Australian home of renewable hydrogen production.”

“We are excited to partner with Total Eren on this significant renewable project”

Quotes from Total Eren Australia’s Managing Director, Kam Ho:

”Total Eren as a leader in renewable energy is excited to be present in the Northern Territory through the development of the proposed Darwin H2 Hub.

Our plan is to accelerate the development of the project to supply green hydrogen and also the opportunity to provide renewable energy which supports the decarbonisation plans for energy-intensive industries in the Territory. Total Eren appreciates the Territory’s support on the Darwin H2 Hub and we look forward to working in partnership with the Territory to realise our vision in a net-zero economy.”

Source: Northern Territory Government Newsroom

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