Creating Territory jobs through hydrogen and renewables

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The Northern Territory Government and international renewable energy company, Total Eren, have today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), to develop a new green hydrogen project in Darwin.

The MoU frames how government and Total Eren will work together to progress the Darwin H2 Hub.

The Darwin H2 Hub has the potential to create more than 2,000 jobs during construction and 175 ongoing during its operation and help to fast-track a net zero economy.

Based in Darwin, the H2 Hub will be a renewable energy generation and hydrogen production plant which can assist domestic and international companies to decarbonise through the use of green hydrogen and to facilitate new industries in a net-zero economy.

Total Eren is a global renewable energy producer, headquartered in Paris with over 3.5GW of wind and solar power plants and regional offices in the Asia-Pacific region located across Australia (Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane), Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Plans for the Darwin H2 Hub comprise of more than 2GW of solar PV generation on 4,000ha of land providing energy for a 1GW hydrogen electrolyser to produce more than 80,000 tonnes of hydrogen per annum.

Green hydrogen is an important energy vector that will support the transition of economies worldwide as well as the Territory economy, this is why Budget 22 allocates $5.01 million over 4 years for accelerated hydrogen industry development.

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