A Technip Energies-led consortium has won the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract for Yuri Operations’ Yuri Phase 0 project, a green hydrogen plant in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Project Yuri, which is being developed in partnership with Engie and Yara Clean Ammonia, includes a 10 megawatt electrolysis plant and an 18 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) farm with its 8 MW battery energy system providing the necessary energy for the electrolysis.

It will produce up to 640 tonnes per annum of green hydrogen for use in the existing Yara Pilbara Ammonia Plant to produce green ammonia.

The multi-phase project aims to establish a new industry value chain to make renewable hydrogen and ammonia as feedstock for renewable chemical production, as well as renewable fuel for power generation and shipping, serving local and export markets in Asia and beyond.

Paris-headquartered Technip Energies will take responsibility for the overall project management and the electrolysis plant engineering, procurement, commissioning and start-up of the project while consortium partner the Monford Group will be tasked with the overall project construction and the PV farm engineering, procurement, commissioning and start-up.

The value of the consortium's EPCC prize was not divulged.

“Yuri project is an important milestone paving the way for an accelerated deployment of green hydrogen capacity to decarbonise the industry,” said TotalEnergies’ senior vice president for carbon-free solutions Laure Mandrou.

“Technip Energies is engaged in playing a leading role in this journey and this award reinforces our position as a key enabler for integrated carbon-free hydrogen solutions.”

The project has received grant funding from Australia’s federal government via the Austyralian renewable Energy agency, as part the Advancing Renewables Program and from Western Australia State Government as part of the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Fund.

Monford Group chief commercial officer Ciaran Shannon said: “Monford Group is proud to deliver the first renewable hydrogen plant in Western Australia alongside Technip Energies unlocking the Pilbara’s renewable energy potential and leading the path to a zero-carbon future.

“We are privileged to be part of this cornerstone project which will set a benchmark for Australia’s Green Hydrogen ambition delivery program.”

Japan’s Mitsui has agreed to acquire a 28% stake in the project’s proponent, Australia’s Yuri Operations, subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions under its investment agreement.

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