In a significant step towards sustainable energy solutions, Black & Veatch, a renowned global leader in critical infrastructure solutions, has completed a comprehensive feasibility study for Augustus Global Investment (AGI) on the prospective generation of green hydrogen in Indonesia. The ambitious project aims to utilize electrolyzers powered by grid-supplied renewable energy for hydrogen production.
Black & Veatch’s study includes a detailed plant configuration and technology analysis, along with order-of-magnitude cost estimates for hydrogen generation and storage. The findings of the study suggest that the project holds both technical and economic feasibility, highlighting its potential to play a pivotal role in Indonesia’s ongoing energy transition.
Narsingh Chaudhary, President of Asia Pacific and India at Black & Veatch, stated, “With Indonesia’s vast energy and renewable resources, including geothermal energy, there is great potential for this project to be a catalyst in creating a long-term hydrogen economy in Indonesia over the next decade.” He also emphasized the company’s expertise in the green hydrogen value chain.
The proposed green hydrogen production plant is slated to be constructed in the Arun Lhokseumawe Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Indonesia’s Aceh province. It is expected to have a daily production capacity of 98.5 tons of hydrogen and a substantial 300-megawatt (MW) capacity.
Fadi Krikor, CEO of AGI, a Germany-based investment firm focusing on infrastructure and energy, expressed enthusiasm for investing in Indonesia and supporting the nation’s transition to a cleaner energy future.
The estimated cost for the development of the green hydrogen production plant stands at USD 500 million. Indonesia’s commitment to achieving carbon neutrality includes the development of large-scale renewable energy projects, with a particular focus on solar, hydropower, geothermal energy, and hydrogen.
Black & Veatch’s involvement in building 245 MW of electrolysis capacity underscores its dedication to expanding green hydrogen production globally. This includes its role as the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) provider for the Advanced Clean Energy Storage facility in Delta, Utah, USA, which is set to become one of the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen production and storage facilities.
At the Enlit Asia 2023 event, Narsingh Chaudhary will present a roadmap for achieving net-zero emissions in Southeast Asia’s future energy systems, further underlining the company’s commitment to sustainable energy solutions