$1b hydrogen plant planned for Rockingham Industry Zone

Indigo Lemay-ConwaySound Telegraph

A billion-dollar 130ha hydrogen and ammonia plant has been proposed for the Rockingham Industry Zone.

The project, announced by the State Government and Woodside, is anticipated to be one of the largest clean energy production facilities in the world when complete, and will include more than $1 billion in capital expenditure.

Construction will create 2000 jobs, with a further 200 ongoing jobs expected once the plant is operational.

The project will aim to produce low-cost, low carbon-hydrogen based energy that enables increased renewable power generation in Western Australia.

Once the phased development of H2Perth is complete, it will be capable of producing 1500 tonnes of hydrogen per day.

Mayor Deb Hamblin said the City of Rockingham welcomed the announcement, and the plant would be a major boost for economic development in the Rockingham region.

“The City has long advocated to the State Government of the need for new job-creating industries to be established in the Rockingham region,” she said.

“This announcement regarding Woodside’s option to lease with DevelopmentWA in the Rockingham Industry Zone is welcome news for economic dev-elopment in our commun-ity.

“Helping to facilitate growth in the Rockingham Industry Zone is a key part of the City’s economic development strategy.

“The City launched its investment prospectus in June 2021 and has been working with DevelopmentWA for the past two years to promote the Rockingham Industry Zone.”

Ms Hamblin said the City looked forward to Woodside becoming a major employer and energy provider in the region.

“The Rockingham Industry Zone is strategically placed to allow for exciting synergies between businesses in industries such as renewable energy, defence, transport and logistics, fabrication and minerals processing,” she said.

“The City looks forward to continuing to collaborate with key stakeholders with a view to attracting investment in Rockingham.”

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