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Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) and Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) are currently seeking government approval to develop a Hydrogen Production Facility at Gibson Island, an industrial area of Brisbane.

If the project is approved to proceed, FFI plan to engage Powerlink to construct a new 275kV transmission line that will supply 650MW to the hydrogen facility. Planning approval for this transmission line is underway, under the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation (MID) process. 


In accordance with MID guidelines, FFI held a formal consultation period for the MID Proposal from 23 October 2023 until 20 November 2023. 

A copy of the MID Proposal can be found on the MID consultation webpage

More information on the project and the submission process is available on the FFI website.   

Project description 

The proposed transmission line would extend for approximately 1.6km between Powerlink’s existing Murarrie Substation and the Gibson Island Hydrogen Production Facility. 

The new 275kV transmission line would consist of eight new steel lattice towers and three poles, within an easement ranging from between 40m to 60m wide. 


If you would like to receive updates about Powerlink’s involvement in this project as it progresses, please complete the online form or email Powerlink via [email protected].  




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