Tiwi Hydrogen Project Awarded Major Project Status
An export green hydrogen project on the Tiwi Islands is building momentum, with the Northern Territory Government announcing it has gained Major Project Status.
Provaris’ $4.5 billion Tiwi H2 (Hydrogen) Project has the potential to be a first-mover in the world’s transition from fossil fuels to zero-carbon energy, and will demonstrate the commercial advantages of compressed hydrogen production and export from the Northern Territory to markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
Major Project Status recognises the significant, positive and enduring impact Tiwi H2 will have on the Territory’s economy.
The project is estimated to create 500 jobs during construction and 100 positions once operational, with a lifespan of 30 years.
Tiwi H2 is strategically located on the Tiwi Islands - the traditional lands of the Munupi people. The project utilises existing plantation and industrial land to create jobs and income for the Tiwi people.
The Tiwi H2 Project intends to use solar energy to produce up to 100,000 tonnes per annum of green hydrogen for export markets, using Provaris’ proprietary GH2 Carriers for shipping to the Asia-Pacific region. The Tiwi Islands have existing port infrastructure and an industrial precinct at Port Melville providing a competitive advantage to export to the region.
The Government’s Northern Territory Hydrogen Masterplan outlines the Territory’s competitive advantages and how the Territory will leverage these advantages to be a centre of hydrogen technology research, production and use in Australia.