Darwin green hydrogen hub secures Major Project Status

The Northern Territory Government has awarded Major Project Status to TE H2’s Darwin H2 Hub, which will produce green hydrogen.

The facility will use solar energy to produce more than 80,000 tonnes of renewable-based hydrogen each year, which will then be used for domestic and international export.

Kam Ho, Managing Director at TE H2, said Major Project Status marks a significant milestone in the project development. 

“The proposed Darwin H2 Hub is TE H2’s cornerstone project and aims to be the Northern Territory’s first solar-powered green hydrogen production and export project, delivering sustainable and cost-competitive power for domestic use and global export.”

The facility, which has the potential to create 800 jobs during construction and 175 positions once operational, will assist both Australian and global companies to decarbonise through the use of green hydrogen, and to facilitate industries in a net zero economy.

Eva Lawler, Chief Minister of the NT, said The TE H2 project is an example of how this Government sources new clean energy projects that will 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.”

TE H2 has been established by Total Eren. TE H2 is a joint venture formed by TotalEnergies and EREN, which develops large-scale green hydrogen projects benefitting from exceptional renewable resources.

The company will continue to progress its project, working towards design of the downstream facility, transmission infrastructure and upstream generation facility.

“The Darwin H2 Hub will contribute to driving the Northern Territory Government’s vision of achieving net zero emissions by 2050 and will enable other industries to move towards decarbonisation and sustainable industry,” said Ho.

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