A major South Korean renewable energy consortium has negotiated exclusively with the Australian government to establish a Green Ammonia plant near Geraldton, an Australian city.
As per the statement released by the government, Progressive Green Solutions, in partnership with Samsung C&T and KOMIPO (Korean Midland Power Co), are proposing to build a plant on two lots at Development WA’s Narngulu Industrial Estate. Located 12 kilometres southeast of Geraldton, Narngulu Industrial Estate is an important general industrial precinct for Geraldton and the Mid-West region.
The facility intends to create up to 1 million tonnes of Green Ammonia per year using Green Hydrogen, as stated. It further said that the first shipment is expected to be in 2027. It is likely to support the decarbonisation of power generation assets in South Korea.
The Energy Minister Bill Johnston, Western Australia, said in a statement, “It is in an ideal location to offer the land, infrastructure, and expertise needed to construct significant renewable hydrogen and Green Ammonia projects.”
“With its exceptional renewable energy resources, the Mid-West is attracting significant global interest and investments from markets such as South Korea, Japan and Europe, seeking to support the decarbonization of their economies,” noted the minister.
Land Minister John Carey stated, “The government is dedicated to releasing land for WA’s renewable energy sector in the Mid-West area and throughout the state in order to create new employment and diversify the economy. The strategic location of Narngulu has attracted local and foreign investors who are looking to utilise its proximity to key industrial areas and transport links, including Geraldton’s port.”
He added, “The work being done by our government, through the Industrial Lands Authority, ensures we are ready to meet that demand.”
Geraldton MLA Lara Dalton said, “We look forward to growth in the renewables sector across Western Australia leading towards a better, decarbonized future.”
With this, it has paved the way for a new renewable energy cluster in Geraldton to complement the planned hydrogen hub at Oakajee, informed the note.
Energy Minister Bill Johnston remarked, “Western Australia is perfectly positioned to provide the land, infrastructure and skills required to develop large-scale renewable hydrogen and green ammonia projects. With its exceptional renewable energy resources, the Mid-West is attracting significant global interest and investments from markets such as South Korea, Japan and Europe, seeking to support the decarbonization of their economies. Projects such as this are also expected to unlock significant local manufacturing and jobs in the Mid-West.”