H2U and Vopak to collaborate on H2-Hub™ Gladstone project

The Hydrogen Utility® (H2U) and Vopak Terminals Australia have announced today their collaboration in relation to H2U’s H2-Hub™ Gladstone project, a multi-billion renewable energy complex producing green hydrogen and green ammonia, proposed to be established in Gladstone, Queensland.

H2-Hub™ Gladstone is the largest green hydrogen and green ammonia development in Queensland, with 3 GW in planned electrolyser capacity and over 1.7 million tonnes per year of planned green ammonia production, and one of the most advanced export projects on a global scale. H2U and Vopak will collaborate with existing partners to progress development of the project, focusing mainly on the Export Terminal of H2-Hub™ Gladstone.

H2U has recently announced strategic collaborations and green ammonia offtake with partners in the domestic and export markets, including Orica Australia, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI Group), and Korea East-West Power (Korea EWP).

Queensland Government Minister and Gladstone MP Glenn Butcher said projects and partnerships like this are propelling Queensland towards becoming a clean energy powerhouse. “This facility is right in line with the Palaszczuk Government’s vision for a clean, green future, with the added bonus of hundreds of good, local jobs.”

Mr Paul Kanters, Managing Director of Vopak Terminals Australia, said the collaboration with H2U was a natural progression of Vopak’s participation in the development of a global green ammonia value chain. “This partnership fits well within Vopak strategic goal to accelerate towards New Energies. We are excited to help shape a sustainable future by developing infrastructure solutions for new vital products, focusing on zero- and low-carbon hydrogen, ammonia, CO2, long duration energy storage and sustainable feedstocks. Our participation in the H2-Hub™ Gladstone project, announced today, positions Vopak as a key partner in one of the leading and most advanced green hydrogen and green ammonia projects worldwide.”

H2U Founder and CEO, Dr Attilio Pigneri commented on the collaboration with Vopak as a valuable addition to the skills and capabilities of the H2-Hub™ Gladstone consortium. “Vopak’s expertise, strong capability, and industry-leading track record as a multi-product storage terminal operator combined with their presence in the main industrial and port clusters globally, and within the Asia-Pacific region, brings H2-Hub™ Gladstone in a unique position to support offtakers in the rapidly growing market for green ammonia exports, including in the power generation and shipping sectors. H2U and project partners can now work with Vopak and leverage their unique know-how and expertise to progress front-end engineering activities for the Export Terminal of H2-Hub™ Gladstone, with a view to support existing and future green ammonia offtake partners.”

In a Queensland-first, H2-Hub™ Gladstone was in April 2022 declared a Coordinated Project by the Queensland Coordinator-General under the State Development and Public Works Organization Act 1971 (Qld) and has been issued the final Terms of Reference for an Environmental Impact Statement on 3 February 2023.

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