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$140 million investment for Pilbara Hydrogen Hub

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The finalisation of a $140 million agreement to build a hydrogen hub in Pilbara, WA, means construction on this road and intersection will start this year.

The Pilbara Hydrogen Hub will be a centre for hydrogen production and export, with the potential to become an international gateway to Australian-made green steel and iron.

Western Australian Premier, Roger Cook, said the hub was a key part in turning WA into a global clean energy powerhouse. 

“This project will be WA-produced hydrogen on Asia’s doorstep, helping to strengthen and diversify our economy for the future,” he said.

A planned pipeline that will be operational by 2028 could enable hydrogen production of around 492,000 tonnes per year, enough to decarbonise existing ammonia production on the Burrup Peninsula.

The investment will help build infrastructure to support hydrogen exports and renewable energy production, as well as fund activities for a Clean Energy Training and Research Institute.

Minister for Climate Change and Energy Chris Bowen said the hub would ensure the Pilbara’s future as an energy producer and exporter.

“This hub will bring a new clean energy industry to the Pilbara, supporting the region’s world-class industries well into the future,” he said.


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It will support almost 1000 direct and indirect jobs, including for builders, concreters, electricians, plumbers, fitters and technicians.

By 2050, Australia’s hydrogen industry is projected to generate $50 billion in additional GDP and create over 16,000 jobs in regional Australia, including in WA.

The industry is also expected to create an additional 13,000 jobs from the construction of renewable energy infrastructure.

WA Member for Pilbara Kevin Michel acknowledged the increase of jobs and the future it will provide the community.

“Developing a hydrogen industry in the Pilbara means more jobs and a strong future for our local communities,” he said.

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