Hydrogen Renewables Australia (HRA) has joined forces with Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) to deliver the 5,000MW Murchison Renewable Hydrogen Project, located near Kalbarri in Western Australia. 

HRA’s Executive Chairman, Terry Kallis, said, “Our partnership with CIP will enable the Murchison Renewable Hydrogen Project to proceed with its planned development to assess the feasibility of producing competitive hydrogen exports for the Asian markets.”

 Michael Hannibal, Partner at CIP, said, “CIP is pleased to be joining forces with Hydrogen Renewables Australia to develop the Murchison Renewable Project. 

“A project that aims at exporting green hydrogen produced from solar PV and onshore wind to Asian energy importing countries. 

“We believe Murchison represents the best combined wind and solar resource in Australia and the project complements our existing activities in Australia.”

The Murchison Renewable Hydrogen Project is a large scale (up to 5,000MW), export oriented  green hydrogen project that is located on the 126,000 hectare Murchison House Station and will be powered by combined wind and solar power generation and utilize desalinated water. 

The project is aiming to provide large scale hydrogen export to the Asian markets – notably Japan and Korea. 

CIP specialises in renewable energy infrastructure, with investments in utility-scale renewable assets across North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific. 

The team has a broad range of competencies within corporate finance, merger and acquisitions, engineering, construction, project development and project management. 

CIP was established in 2012 by senior executives with a proven track record from senior positions in the energy industry. 

Current  investments include a wide range of energy infrastructure assets including offshore wind, onshore wind, offshore power transmission, biomass and energy-from-waste, and solar PV investments. 

For more information on the project, click here.

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