- Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area identified for its world-class wind and solar energy potential to produce renewable hydrogen
- Expressions of interest sought from overseas and national proponents to develop renewable hydrogen projects within the precinct north of Geraldton
- Follows McGowan Government's $22 million boost for the WA hydrogen industry
A globally competitive renewable hydrogen precinct could soon become a reality in Western Australia's Mid-West, as expressions of interest open for the greenfields Oakajee Strategic Industrial Area (SIA) near Geraldton.
The McGowan Government is casting the net worldwide for EOIs from commercial groups looking to produce or use renewable hydrogen, and WA will use its international offices to promote the opportunity globally.
Located 23 kilometres north of Geraldton, Oakajee SIA is recognised for its world-class wind and solar energy potential, which is ideal for the production of renewable hydrogen for commercial uses including advanced manufacturing, energy storage and transport, and for future export of clean energy.
Initial assessments indicate the 4,070 hectare Oakajee SIA buffer area could generate up to 270 megawatts of wind power and 1,250 megawatts of solar renewable energy at internationally competitive prices.
This supply could be supplemented at large scale with abundant land throughout the Mid-West region suitable for wind and solar power generation.