US contractor McDermott International has won a pre-front end engineering and design contract for Woodside Energy’s proposed H2Perth project for the production of renewable and lower-carbon hydrogen and ammonia in the Kwinana/Rockingham area in Western Australia.

McDermott described the workscope as encompassing pre-FEED services for a proposed export-scale production facility.

"Hydrogen will be produced using electrolysis technologies and natural gas reforming with carbon emissions abated or offset," the company stated.

Work on the project will be performed at McDermott's office in Perth, Australia, and its engineering centre of excellence in The Hague, the Netherlands.