Hydrogen projects could leverage regional energy infrastructure and ensure longevity of regional energy production assets that have already been built.
A new hydrogen technology cluster has been established in Toowoomba within TSBE, in partnership with NERA (National Energy Resources Australia) and supported by the Queensland Government.
The Queensland Government’s Hydrogen Industry Strategy focusses on supporting innovation and facilitating skills development for new technology, recognising the importance of developing the rapidly growing hydrogen industry.
There is an emerging global and domestic demand for hydrogen, which together with emissions targets, is driving the development of hydrogen projects. The Surat Basin region could play a major part in the development of this industry.
CS Energy are in the final stages of a joint feasibility study with IHI Corporation Japan on the establishment of a renewable hydrogen demonstration plant next to Kogan Creek Power Station near Chinchilla.
It is exciting for our region to be part of a globally significant hydrogen industry that will create thousands of new jobs and increase Australia’s GDP by up to $26 billion.
This is why, with the support of CS Energy, we are mapping the capability and potential of local businesses to support the hydrogen supply chain.
This is also a great opportunity for local businesses to understand more about hydrogen and register their capability to increase their chances of being involved in future projects.
The Hydrogen Capability Mapping Project will provide valuable information on local capability and identify opportunities for local businesses in the supply chain, allowing them to upskill as well as attract new organisations to the region.
This mapping project will collect data to help us get a big picture view of local capability and provide information that will open the door for further discussions around training and upskilling and development of new industries.
By 2050, the world will be looking for more than 500 million tonnes of hydrogen every year, and we want to make sure our region is ready to assist with potential production, transport, distribution and/or to harness other opportunities that will be an advantage.
Regional businesses can register their capabilities through a questionnaire, designed to help major project buyers understand goods and services available in this region. Completing the questionnaire and registering will increase visibility of the business to major project buyers.
Businesses will be asked to provide their details and nominate their skills sets against a list of major procurement items, goods and services, professional and social services . Together, with general business information, this will allow TSBE to produce a directory to showcase our regional supply chain which will play a significant role in industry development throughout the supply chain.
This questionnaire has now closed. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions.
TSBE would like to thank Construction Skills Queensland (CSQ) for all their help and support with major rail projects