GREEN Hydrogen specialist Infinite Blue Energy Group (IBE) has entered into an agreement with leading international energy services company Petrofac to progress its landmark green hydrogen project, Arrowsmith.

This will be advanced through Front End Engineering Design (FEED) to support the Final Investment Decision (FID) of the AUD $350 million project in mid Q1 2021.

Located north of Perth, the Arrowsmith Plant will be in an area with abundant renewable energy resources. Green hydrogen for the Plant will be produced using renewable energy from solar and wind, with zero carbon debt.

Once complete, the Arrowsmith Plant will produce 25 tonnes per day of green hydrogen, with the ability to be expanded to a global scale plant supporting the export of liquid hydrogen to Asia Pacific. Petrofac is working diligently with IBE to facilitate the production schedule.

Petrofac is an international energy services company which designs, builds, and maintains infrastructure for energy industries globally.

Petrofac Operations Director Adam Cheesman said the development of the plant was really positive for Western Australia and for the energy industry as a whole.

“This is breaking new ground in terms of green hydrogen production, but the various elements of the design are all well-established and are proven technologies,” Mr Cheesman said.

“This agreement with IBE is an important milestone for Petrofac as it continues its expansion into new and renewable energy. We want to be the partner of choice when it comes to hydrogen production, offering services across the asset life cycle, including operations and maintenance support.”

IBE plans to have the Arrowsmith Plant operating by late 2022. The project is expected to drive significant growth in regional jobs, energy security and a considerable reduction in Western Australia’s carbon emissions.

Under the IBE model, the Arrowsmith Green Hydrogen Plant is scalable, with the ability to be replicated efficiently in other areas throughout regional Australia. This allows for more sustainable regions and shorter energy supply chains.