Case Study: Kawasaki Heavy Industries: the development of Australia’s first hydrogen energy supply chain (HESC) pilot project

26 Oct 2023

Key Issues

The HESC pilot project involved the formation and operation of joint venture arrangements with six consortium members in Japan and Australia.

Consortium members include Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd (KHI), its wholly-owned Australian subsidiary Hydrogen Engineering Australia Pty Ltd (HEA), J-Power, Iwatani Corporation, Marubeni Corporation, Sumitomo Corporation and AGL.

Our Solution

Our work has involved bespoke cross-border consortium arrangements, value chain structuring, governmental arrangements, as well as the development of complex ownership and commercialisation arrangements. More recently, we advised KHI and HEA on the completion of the pilot plant construction and operation and maintenance arrangement for the plant, among others.

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