Woodside Energy Ltd, H2TAS Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Facility, Long Reach

Current Stage

Public Comment Closed on Draft Guidelines

Proposal Details

Client: Woodside Energy Ltd

Premises: Lot 1, East Tamar Highway, Long Reach 7253

Activity: 1(a)(i) Chemical Works

Class of Assessment: 2C

Important Dates

Assessment Commenced: 14/4/2022

Draft Guidelines Opened for Public Comment: 11/6/2022

Draft Guidelines Closed for Public Comment: 27/6/2022

​​​​​​​The Proposal​

Woodside Energy Ltd proposes to construct and operate an ammonia production plant that will produce up to 800,000 tonnes of ammonia per year.

The plant will use electrolysers of up to 750 MW capacity to produce hydrogen from raw water sourced from the River Tamar. The water will be treated on-site in a desalination and demineralisation plant prior to use.

​The hydrogen produced by the electrolysers will be combined with nitrogen separated from air to make liquid ammonia. Wastewater from the process will be discharged to the River Tamar.  ​

The proponent intends to lodge a permit application with George Town Council under the Land Use Planning and Approvals Act 1993. The proposal will be subject to an environmental impact assessment by the Board of the EPA (the Board) in accordance with the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 (EMPC Act).

​Draft EIS Guidelines and Public Submissions

EIS Guidelines, prepared by the Board, assist the proponent in preparing the case for assessment. The guidelines identify the key issues which, based on the information in the Notice of Intent, are expected to be key issues for the assessment of the proposal.

 Woodside Energy Ltd, H2TAS Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Facility, Long Reach - Draft EIS Guidelines (PDF 1Mb)​

Public comment on the draft guidelines was invited from 11 June 2022 until 27 June 2022.

​Notice of Intent

 Woodside Energy Ltd, H2TAS Renewable Hydrogen and Ammonia Facility, Long Reach - NOI (PDF 16Mb)