Located at the Port of Hastings on Melbourne’s Mornington Peninsula, the facility will convert hydrogen gas – sourced from brown coal in the nearby Latrobe Valley – to liquid hydrogen for the purpose of transportation to Japan via the world’s first specialised marine carrier. The pilot phase facility is expected to be operated from 2020 to 2021, followed by a decision later in the decade on whether to proceed to a commercial phase.
Hydrogen Liquefaction & Loading Terminal (HLLT) phase
Lycopodium is contributing to the project by assisting ICON (principal construction partner to Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI)) with the mechanical installation of proprietary equipment during construction of the Hydrogen Liquefaction & Loading Terminal. Announced in
July, 2019, construction at the Port of Hastings facility is underway and includes building and mechanical installation of a liquefaction facility and storage container.