Jacobs hired for green hydrogen feasibility study in South Korea

Texas-based engineering services company Jacobs has secured a contract with South Korean offshore wind farm project developer Elenergy to conduct a feasibility study for a new green hydrogen production and import facility in South Korea.

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The facility will provide locally produced and imported green hydrogen for South Korea and help advance the country’s plan to transition to a clean energy economy.

In this transition plan, hydrogen will account for 33% of energy consumption and 23.8% of power generation by 2050.

The new facility will be powered by 100% renewable wind energy sourced from the 1.5 GW Chujin offshore wind farm which is currently being developed by Elenergy.

Courtesy of Jacobs

Under the contract, Jacobs will conduct a green hydrogen market analysis and technology review, develop the conceptual design and conduct a business case assessment for setting up the facility.

“South Korea is moving at speed and scale to develop the infrastructure, technology and solutions to transition to a hydrogen economy, said Keith Lawson, Jacobs People & Places Solutions senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific & Middle East.

“The opportunity to work with Elenergy as a key partner on this project will build on our growing energy transition portfolio in Asia and demonstrates our ambition to be at the forefront of innovative projects to help decarbonise the economy.”

Elenergy’s executive director Seung Han added: “We believe that shaping the schematic concept of this study will lead to defining key factors, which will be the gateway to consolidate potentially the first and largest green hydrogen production project not only in Korea but also in Asia.”

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