Announced last Wednesday (May 25), the FEED is expected to conclude by the end of July 2022, which will allow the final investment decision (FID) for the station to be made.
Subject to its final investment decision, Lion would aim to commence the equipment procurement by August 2022, with hopes of completely the project early in the second half of 2023.
Tom Soulsby, Chairman of Lion Energy, said, “The appointment of Wasco follows on from our previously released work with GPA Engineering, Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Road and Research Board.
“Lion has leveraged those studies to focus our business development and marketing on the heavy mobility markets in Eastern Australia. Lion is now assessing multiple locations for the operation.”
“We are excited to progress the work further to appoint Wasco for the FEED and this is a key milestone for Lion.”
Wasco was involved the Engineering Procurement Contractor (EPC) for Australia’s first major hydrogen station in Sydney, completed in 2021, where the company constructed a PEM electrolyser facility with underground storage systems.
Mel Whyte, Managing Director of Wasco Australia, commented, “We are very pleased to be selected by Lion Energy to deliver this important FEED package and look forward to working with Lion Energy and its other delivery partners as it continues to seek opportunities in green hydrogen production, storage, and distribution in Australia”.
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