Province Resources, Carnarvon sign hydrogen MoU
Sydney-listed miner Province Resources has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Shire of Carnarvon to collaborate on the potential development of a green hydrogen project in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia, it said on May 4.
The MoU will focus on further investigating suitable areas for developing infrastructure as part of a renewable green hydrogen project and “provides a clear signal to the province that the Shire of Carnarvon is an attractive place to progress the HyEnergy Zero Carbon Hydrogen project.”
“I am pleased to announce the signing of this important MoU with the Shire of Carnarvon which provides greater confidence that we are not only operating in a region of world-class wind and solar potential but also with the mutual support of a progressive local shire,” Province managing director, David Frances, stated.
Province recently announced a binding MoU with Total Eren, a unit of Franch Total, for a feasibility study to potentially develop up to 8 GW renewable power facility and downstream hydrogen facility. Province said it shall investigate the viability of a 12,311-hectare area north of the Carnarvon township for developing and constructing part of the project infrastructure.
“Our Shire is working proactively to realise the significant opportunities and vast potential of the great Gascoyne region in contributing to the national green energy focus and we congratulate Province Resources in recognising and acting on this potential,” Shire of Carnarvon president Eddie Smith and CEO Andrea Selvey said.