ABO Wind selects Worley for Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project Feasibility Study in Newfoundland and Labrador

(ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland and Labrador, 22 February 2024) ABO Wind is progressing with the development of its Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project, selecting Worley Consulting to complete a Feasibility Study for this major renewable project in Newfoundland and Labrador. This next step follows recently announced new hires for the Project in the province, based out of ABO Wind’s St. John’s office.

Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Ltd. is a multi-phased, integrated project that will harness the province’s world-class wind to provide green ammonia for export to the global market and green hydrogen to further decarbonize the low carbon fuels produced at Braya Renewable Fuels’ refinery in Come By Chance. In August 2023, ABO Wind was awarded the exclusive right to pursue development of its Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Ltd. Project through the Crown Land Call for Bids for Wind Energy Projects. Following this significant milestone, ABO Wind launched a bidding process to procure engineering services to conduct a Feasibility Study for the Project. Several international, world-class companies that could complete such a study were invited to submit bids.

After reviewing all proposals, the ABO Wind team selected Worley Consulting (formerly Advisian), who was awarded with the contract. “As an internationally experienced partner, ABO Wind is confident in Worley’s ability to complete an informative and detailed Feasibility Study for Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen,” says ABO Wind Canada Ltd. Managing Director, Robin Reese. “We are excited this study is moving forward and eager to work closely with Worley and ABO Wind’s own Canadian and international experts to drive the results in the best interest of the Project and the province.” Michelle Lethbridge, who recently joined the ABO Wind Canada team as Canada’s Project Lead on this large-scale endeavor says, “Our team will use the Feasibility Study to help inform many significant next steps for the Project.”

Through the Feasibility Study, ABO Wind will work together with Worley to analyze all aspects of the Project’s conceptualization to set the basis for the next development stages. This includes analyzing alternatives of the original Project plan, designing facilities, estimating costs related to electricity production and transmission as well as hydrogen (and derivatives) production, storage, and reviewing domestic and international offtake opportunities.

Chris Gill, Senior Vice President for Global Hydrogen at Worley said “We are delighted to be working alongside ABO Wind to deliver the Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Project. Green hydrogen holds the key to decarbonizing challenging sectors, and we look forward to applying Worley Consulting’s global expertise across wind, hydrogen and ammonia to help deliver sustainable change for the Come By Chance refinery and beyond.”

Worley Consulting is a global community of consultants, scientists, engineers, and digital experts dedicated to solving the world’s critical energy, chemicals and resource challenges. Worley Consulting will be working on the study until July 2024, and will provide a thorough report at that time to ABO Wind. Information from the Feasibility Study will help ABO Wind set up Toqlukuti’k Wind and Hydrogen Ltd. for success at this early stage. With over 100 years of hydrogen experience, Worley’s global expertise with a local focus is very much aligned with ABO Wind’s approach to development.

Please find further information on the project on this website: www.toqlukutikproject.com.


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