The firm is among the largest hydrogen developers in Australia, where it is progressing the development of 20GW of electrolyser capacity across three precincts through a model of owning and optimising feedstock generation, transmission, processing and export assets.
The company said it was drawn to the Cape Hardy project due to its strategic geographic location and strong support from the South Australia government.
The port’s deep waters will facilitate hydrogen transport, and the site has direct access to high-voltage power through existing transmission infrastructure. The Australian Government had previously announced an AUD25 million ($16.6 million) investment for port infrastructure development.
“These factors will support the project to produce green hydrogen at competitive global prices and help South Australia meet its green hydrogen goals,” Amp Energy said.
The company - which established a solar-with-battery storage renewable energy hub in South Australia two years ago - said it expected to have wind generation in its portfolio but did not specify how it would be incorporated.
“The development of strategically located, transmission-connected green hydrogen and ammonia facilities at select locations such as Cape Hardy in South Australia is critical to our continued global growth and long-term strategy," said Paul Ezekiel, co-founder of Amp Energy.