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Western Green Energy Hub

Mirning Green Energy Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Mirning Traditional Lands Aboriginal Corporation.

It has joined a consortium with InterContinental Energy and CWP Global to investigate developing a hydrogen hub north-north-east of Eucla on over 15,000-square-kilometres in South-East Western Australia.

The proposed Western Green Energy Hub (WGEH) would be the world’s largest renewable hub, with 25 million solar panels and 3,000 wind turbines.

The $75 billion project, announced in July 2021, sits on Native Title lands on the traditional lands of the Mirning people.

The shareholders are Mirning Green Energy Ltd (10%), InterContinental Energy (46%), and CWP Global (44%).

When fully operational, with infrastructure expected to be built over a 15-year period, it could produce up to 50 gigawatts of hybrid wind and solar power being used to produce either 3.5 million tonnes of green hydrogen or, alternatively, 20 million tonnes of green ammonia yearly.

The project is targeting export markets with an estimated costs of around $100 billion at full capacity.

First production from the project is anticipated by 2030 (with the option of constructing an offshore facility to transfer fuels to ships to be evaluated).

In December 2021, the Western Australian Government announced the project would receive Lead Agency Services from the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation, designed to help projects through State Government approvals processes.

In September 2022, it was announced that the State Government and InterContinental Energy would each spend $375,000 for an independent consultant to engage in early planning for the project.

On 11 July 2023, WGEH and Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) signed an MOU to collaborate towards a Joint Development Agreement to produce green hydrogen in Australia. The MOU confirms KEPCO’s interest to participate in the project.

An Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is proposed to be signed by end 2023.

Financial Investment Decision (FID) is due in 2027.