ReNu Energy subsidiary selects equipment, design and suppliers for Tasmanian green hydrogen projects

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ReNu Energy Limited announced that its fully owned subsidiary Countrywide Hydrogen is nearing a final investment decision for its Tasmanian Green Hydrogen projects, with the selection of electrolyser, HRS, and construction contractor suppliers.

In particular, Wood and Countrywide Hydrogen have completed the selection of the technology, preferred suppliers, basic design and capital cost estimates for Countrywide Hydrogen’s three green hydrogen initiatives in Tasmania.

Plug Power, a pioneer in integrated hydrogen solutions, has been chosen as the supplier of two 5MW PEM electrolysers, each capable of producing up to 2,100kg of hydrogen per day, ReNu said in an ASX announcement. 

Fabrum Solutions Limited, a New Zealand-based company, has been selected as the supplier of the HRS (comprising a refueller hub and hydrogen tube trailer storage system). 

The construction company chosen to collaborate with Fabrum on the projects’ construction and balance of works is Wasco Australia.

The parties are working on the contractual documents for the delivery and installation of the PEM electrolysers and HRS, as well as the construction contract and an interface agreement outlining the support, cooperation, and coordination that each contractor will provide to the others.

ReNu Energy’s Executive Chairman Boyd White said the company is now in the process of finalising the design and completing the necessary contractual documentation to implement these projects.

“A significant amount of work has been completed during the last six months in progressing the technical side of Countrywide Hydrogen’s Tasmania green hydrogen projects,” White said.

He added, “The culmination of that work is the technology and supplier selection and design for our projects.”

Meanwhile, Geoffrey Drucker, Countrywide Hydrogen’s managing director, said these appointments will reassure potential customers in Tasmania that our green hydrogen projects are on pace for first production and supply by mid-2025.

Countrywide Hydrogen is advancing three green hydrogen projects in Tasmania for the road transportation and natural gas sectors, with the goal of reducing emissions in the state. 

Production facilities, including an HRS, are planned for Brighton in Hobart and Western Junction near Launceston, with another HRS planned for Burnie to provide statewide refuelling coverage.