Technip Energies has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Commissioning (EPCC) contract by Yuri Operations Pty Ltd, to develop Project Yuri Phase 0 project, a green hydrogen plant in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Project Yuri, which is being developed in partnership with Yara Clean Ammonia and ENGIE includes a 10 MW electrolysis plant and an 18 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) farm with its 8 MW Battery Energy System (BESS) providing the necessary energy for the electrolysis. It will produce up to 640 tonnes of green hydrogen per annum for use in the existing Yara Pilbara Ammonia Plant to produce green ammonia.
Technip Energies is responsible for the overall project management and the electrolysis plant engineering, procurement, commissioning and start-up. Monford Group is responsible for the overall project construction and the PV farm engineering, procurement, commissioning and start-up.
The project has received grant funding from the Federal Government via ARENA, as part of the Advancing Renewables Program and the Western Australia State Government as part of the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Fund.
Mitsui & Co. Ltd. has agreed to acquire a 28 per cent stake in Yuri Operations Pty Ltd subject to the satisfaction of certain conditions under its investment agreement.
Laure Mandrou, SVP at Technip Energies, said, “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.”
Ciaran Shannon, CCO of Monford Group, 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.”
The project has been named as YURI, and the project plan has a multi-phase (Phase 0-I-II-III) roadmap (YURI Roadmap). It aims to establish a new industry value chain, harvesting the abundant renewable power in Western Australia, to make renewable hydrogen and ammonia as feedstock for renewable chemical production.