Producing green hydrogen at scale in New Zealand is a critical step to reducing the country’s reliance on imported fossil fuels and supporting its transition to a low carbon economy. The development of one of the world’s largest green hydrogen production plants in Southland has now moved a step closer with the recent appointment of consultants Wood, Beca and Arup, as Technical Advisors for the initial project development stages of the project. Southern Green Hydrogen is a joint project by Meridian Energy and Contact Energy, to evaluate the opportunity to produce green hydrogen. This development presents a substantial export opportunity that has the potential to place New Zealand as a world leader in the emerging Green Hydrogen economy.
As Technical Advisors for the project, Wood will work closely with the other consultants and support Southern Green Hydrogen in identifying opportunities and risks associated with the project and providing technical solutions that meet the project objectives. Our global team of experts will bring substantial heavy industrial engineering, operational, project delivery and maintenance experience to the project, including hydrogen (grey, blue, green and bio) and ammonia production life cycle management. Josh Carmichael, Wood’s Vice President of Hydrogen, said “Wood’s Technical Advisory services will support the technical and commercial baseline work by Southern Green Hydrogen that provides the foundation and framework to accelerate the New Zealand market transition to hydrogen and low emission energy products.”