Tuesday 26 July 2022

The South Australian Government has received 60 proposals from organisations across the world vying to showcase their capabilities and ideas for the $593 million Hydrogen Jobs Plan.

The State Government’s market sounding process, calling for proposals from industry on the technical, system and commercial project approaches for the hydrogen facility has closed.

The submissions, which will help shape final design and implementation, came from global operators with experience in developing green hydrogen infrastructure in other jurisdictions, large scale renewable energy developers, companies with links to local industry and local workforces, along with organisations that partner with universities for research, training, and development.

The recently established Office of Hydrogen Power SA (OHPSA) will use these submissions to inform the future procurement processes and final site selection for the project.

The design and construction of this pioneering project will help accelerate South Australia’s green hydrogen industry, unlock the development of a $20 billion pipeline of renewable energy projects and catalyse the creation of new jobs in the supply chain industries.

The next step will be to identify the concepts with potential to reap the greatest benefit to the South Australian burgeoning green hydrogen industry – and continue the work to make it happen as the state head towards net zero carbon emissions.