About the Asian Renewable Energy Hub
Clean energy for the Pilbara
and for Asia
The Asian Renewable Energy Hub is one of the most exciting energy projects in the world, with the potential to address key energy security and emissions reduction challenges facing Australia’s regional neighbours. It will create significant new manufacturing opportunities in Western Australia and will generate cheap clean power for the Pilbara region. Cheap clean energy will enable new and expanded mines, downstream mineral processing, and large scale production of green hydrogen products for domestic and export markets.
The scale of the project will enable the creation of new supply chain facilities for the manufacturing and assembly of equipment for wind and solar generation and for hydrogen production, which would create new, local, high value jobs. Approximately 20,000 jobs would be created during the 10 year project construction period, with 3,000 jobs created for the 50+ year operational period.
The proposed project includes:
- 26 GW of wind and solar generation
- At least 3 GW of generation capacity for Pilbara energy users
- Up to 23 GW of generation for production of green hydrogen and green ammonia
- Up to 100 TWh of total annual generation
- A design life of 50+ years
A consortium of global energy leaders
The Asian Renewable Energy Hub is being developed by a consortium of global energy leaders:
Project Development Consortium
Intercontinental Energy is a privately owned company and the world's largest green hydrogen developer. Incorporated in 2014 by a team with decades of experience investing in renewable energy, technology, and infrastructure projects, Intercontinental Energy is developing several mega scale renewable energy hubs around the world, with the Asian Renewable Energy Hub being its most advanced project.Learn More
CWP Global is a renewable energy development company founded in 2007. We are an innovator in renewable energy development, inspired to provide energy solutions to build a sustainable future. We recognize that wind and solar energy are now not only viable, but also an economically compelling pathway to powering the world without a cost to the environment. CWP is one of the global pioneers of large scale “PtX” (Power-to-‘X’) where ultra-low cost renewable energy is used to make green hydrogen and its derivatives for global markets.Learn More
Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. With 87 GW of wind turbines installed in 76 countries, Vestas’ more than 22,000 employees have created more wind power than any other company. Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and more than 73 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. Having installed the first wind turbines in more markets than anyone else, Vestas is the wind industry’s true pioneer and the most experienced partner in emerging markets – including South East Asia, where Vestas has supported the establishment of wind energy markets in Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.Learn More
Pathways Investments is a private investment company.
The Nyangumarta People have exclusive Native Title over the land on which the Asian Renewable Energy Hub project is being developed. They are valued Project Partners.
Energy Change Institute
The Australian National University’s Energy Change Institute (ECI) is a research partner for the Asian Renewable Energy Hub project. The ECI provides authoritative regional leadership in energy research, education and public policy through a broad portfolio ranging from the science and engineering of energy generation and energy efficiency, to energy economics, regulation, security, sociology and policy. The ECI and CWP are also partners in the Australia Indonesia Centre’s Energy Cluster.Learn More
Wind and solar for firm renewables
The Asian Renewable Energy Hub project site in the East Pilbara region in Western Australia has world class solar and wind resources. Significantly, those resources are perfectly complementary, with lots of sun during the daytime and high wind speeds in the morning, evening and night. This enables competitively priced predictable and firm renewable electricity output, 365 days a year