THE BALLANCE AND HIRINGA PROJECT TEAM IS FOCUSED ON
CREATING A NEW ENERGY FUTURE FOR OUR REGION, AND NEW ZEALAND.
Ballance Agri-Nutrients and Hiringa Energy have formed a Joint Venture to own and operate the proposed plant.
Founded in 2016, Hiringa Energy is dedicated to building green hydrogen production projects using renewable energy to displace the use of fossil fuels for transport and industrial feedstock as well as working with technology suppliers to introduce a full suite of hydrogen powered transport solutions to customers. Hiringa Energy is a high growth, clean energy company located in Taranaki, and is Development Manager for the project.
A subsidiary of Hiringa Energy, Hiringa Refuelling New Zealand is focussed on rapidly deploying a nationwide high capacity, open access hydrogen refuelling network to remove barriers and accelerate the adoption of green hydrogen applications across multiple sectors including road transport, aviation, rail, marine, materials handling, off highway and remote use.
Ballance Agri-Nutrients is New Zealand’s leading fertiliser company and owner/operator of the country’s only ammonia and urea production facility. Ballance is one of New Zealand’s largest producers and consumers of hydrogen currently produced from natural gas. The Ballance production operations team have over 30 years of direct experience with the management of industrial scale hydrogen and ammonia production and maintenance of facilities.
Ballance Agri-Nutrients is one of the largest employers in South Taranaki, with a skilled workforce of 130 staff and an additional 20 contractors who provide local employment with significant flow on benefits for the local community.