Industrial gas company, BOC, has enlisted Toll to move green hydrogen in South Australia.
The task, performed by a Volvo FM, coupled with a dedicated hydrogen trailer, requires a 400km one way journey from the Tonsley Innovation Park south of Adelaide where the first state hydrogen electrolyser is based to Whyalla where it will be used at the BOC Gas Production plant.
Here the hydrogen is injected into the BOC Gas Production Unit which is based on the GFG Steel Mill Plant.
Hydrogen helps in the production of high purity Argon which is used by the steel mill as well as BOC customers around metro and regional South Australia.
South Australian Premier Peter Malinauskas was on hand for the launch of the first road shipment which is part of an existing contract Toll maintains with long-time partner BOC.
Toll currently operates 16 dedicated trucks on BOC related projects in South Australia delivering all grades of gases from cylinders, SDS bulk, single bulk through to bulk double roadtrains.
Specialty dangerous goods equipment used by Toll’s dedicated DG arm is used to ensure it meets all requirements under the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator.
The customised hydrogen tube trailer holds up to 370kgs of hydrogen.
“We would like to congratulate the local Toll team lead by Ricky Pearce and Paul Sara in supporting the green hydrogen and sustainability agenda,” said Jamie Innes, BOC Industrial General Manager.
All scope of the work is captured under Toll’s heavy vehicle accreditation and in compliance with local council requirements.
“Our drivers are all trained in the safe delivery of all DG tasks required and all equipment is dedicated and designed to meet our customers requirements,” said Ricky Pearce, Toll Global Fuels & Gases.
The Office of Hydrogen Power in South Australia was recently established to help accelerate the state’s highly anticipated green hydrogen industry.
A $20 billion pipeline of renewable energy projects have been touted by the State Government as it aims to catalyse the creation of new jobs in the supply chain industries.
In the meantime the South Australian Government continues to identify concepts with the potential to reap the greatest benefit to what it has called a burgeoning green hydrogen industry according to Premier Peter Malinauskas, who was present at the departure of Toll’s Volvo FM.
“It is clear our bold vision for hydrogen has captured the imagination of the world,” he said.
“We have positioned our state as a world leader in renewable energy, and the green hydrogen industry is the next step as we head towards net zero carbon emissions.”