McDermott wins pre-FEED contract for H2Perth project from Woodside

U.S. oilfield services provider McDermott International has been awarded a preliminary Front-End Engineering Design (pre-FEED) contract from Australian energy producer Woodside Energy for the proposed H2Perth project located in the Kwinana/Rockingham area in Western Australia.

H2Perth, conceptual image. Courtesy of Woodside

Under the contract scope, McDermott will provide pre-FEED services for a proposed export-scale production facility for renewable and lower-carbon hydrogen and ammonia.

Hydrogen will be produced using electrolysis technologies and natural gas reforming with carbon emissions abated or offset.

“This award follows the successful completion of the concept study on H2Perth,” Tareq Kawash, Senior Vice President, Onshore of McDermott, said.

“We are pleased to continue supporting Woodside’s energy transition opportunities and are mutually aligned on the importance of driving lower-carbon energy to advance Australia’s vision as a global leader in clean, innovative, safe and competitive hydrogen production.”

Work on the project will be executed from McDermott’s office in Perth, Australia, and its engineering centre of excellence in The Hague, the Netherlands.

To remind, Woodside unveiled plans last year to establish a world-scale hydrogen and ammonia production facility at a site in southern metropolitan Perth.

Specifically, the H2Perth project aims to produce low cost, low carbon hydrogen-based energy; stimulate and enable increased renewable power generation in Western Australia; and support State Government priorities for strategic industry creation and local manufacturing.