BOC and ATCO Australia selected as preferred partners for Hydrogen Jobs Plan in Whyalla

The South Australian Government has selected a consortium comprising ATCO Australia and BOC, a Linde company, as its preferred partners for Hydrogen Jobs Plan, which includes a 250 MW hydrogen production facility, power plant and storage at Whyalla in the Upper Spencer Gulf, South Australia.

The ATCO Australia and BOC consortium has committed to an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) agreement with the State Government, which will see the proponent undertake detailed project and engineering design, procurement of critical equipment, finalise contracting arrangements, and cost estimations.

The Government has also entered an ECI agreement with South Australian energy infrastructure company Epic Energy to develop an integrated pipeline and hydrogen storage solution.

The agreements follow a detailed six-month evaluation assessment process of 29 proposals received from companies worldwide.

The ATCO and BOC consortium stood out as the preferred proponent, with an end-to-end solution encompassing design and build experience in electrolysers, generators, on-site storage as well as operational expertise.

The design and construction of the hydrogen power plant will include 250 MW of electrolysers designed to Linde’s global engineering standards.

In a world first, the project will see the installation of 100% hydrogen-operated fast-startup turbines constructed by GE Australia.

The project’s operations are set to commence in early 2026.

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