In a significant step forward for a major clean energy and manufacturing project that aims to reinvigorate the economy in Central Appalachia, Newpoint Gas announced that CDM Smith will serve as the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) partner in support of the h2Trillium Energy and Manufacturing (h2TEAM) complex.
The h2TEAM complex will be owned and operated by Trillium H2Power, LLC (tH2Power) and serve as the anchor development project to launch the reindustrialization vision at the site of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) facility near Piketon, Ohio.
The complex will be built on remediated property once owned by the federal government and deeded by DOE to the Southern Ohio Diversification Initiative, the DOE-designated community reuse and economic development organization.
Newpoint has committed to building the $1.585 billion clean hydrogen power generation and closed-loop manufacturing facility at the Pike County site. In the construction phase, h2TEAM estimates the creation of 1,900 jobs that will generate over $346 million in local economic impact. Long term, in Phase 1 the project is expected to add 237 operations and maintenance jobs and over $198 million annually to the regional economy.
“Newpoint Gas has assembled an exceptional team of industry leaders to deliver the h2TEAM complex;” said Richard Hamilton. “As a globally recognized leader in the sustainable and resilient design, we are committed to helping our clients decarbonize and we are proud to be the newest members of the h2TEAM. Our strong presence and history in Ohio, make it easy to be enthusiastic about working together to engineer, procure and construct this exciting project in Central Appalachia.”
Today’s agreement continues to build regional support and momentum for the project. CDM Smith joins an exclusive list of partners Newpoint has established including Ohio-based Babcock & Wilcox to serve as a foundational technology partner and J.W. Didado as the primary electrical contractor. Newpoint has also signed a Letter of Intent with SODI for an exclusive option and right of first refusal to purchase 250 acres of land at the former DOE Gaseous Diffusion Site in Pike County Ohio.