Woodside Energy has partnered with Keppel Data Centres to supply 1000 tonnes per day of liquid hydrogen to Singapore as early as 2030.
The deal is part of Woodside’s H2Perth hydrogen and ammonia plant, which aims to produce hydrogen using electrolysis technologies and liquefied natural gas-powered by electricity from Western Australia’s system. The project, which could target hydrogen production of up to 1500 tonnes per day at full capacity, is expected to contribute to customers’ decarbonisation goals and provide an economic and trade opportunity that supports the Singapore-Australia Green Economy Agreement signed last year.
The Kwinana plant, which will supply domestic markets, will be carbon neutral through the use of green power and offsets, according to the state government. Woodside is also working with other partners on an ammonia supply chain from Australia to Japan.
Woodside executive Shaun Gregory said that liquefying hydrogen provides the opportunity to export energy that can contribute to the decarbonisation goals of customers. Meanwhile, Keppel CEO Wong Wai Meng said access to a stable supply of hydrogen for data centres in Singapore would accelerate decarbonisation efforts. Keppel’s floating data centre in Singapore intends to use hydrogen instead of more carbon-intensive energy sources to reduce its carbon footprint. Woodside is also working on a proposed hydrogen project for the United States domestic market.