About Project Nujio’qonik

The Mi’kmaw name for Bay St. George is Nujio’qonik. Pronounced ‘new-geo-ho-neek,’ it means ‘where the sand blows.’

Project Nujio’qonik will be Canada’s first commercial green hydrogen/ammonia producer created from 3+ GW of renewable electricity through wind projects in one of the world’s best wind resource regions.

Our plan is to develop 3+ GW of renewable electricity through wind projects on the west coast of the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador. The sites will be developed concurrently with a staggered target delivery schedule, with increased hydrogen production over time.

A 3+ GW wind farm will deliver approximately 250,000 tons/year of hydrogen using 1.5 GW electrolysers.

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Phased Development

Phase 1 Development Plan:

  • Up to 2+ GW onshore across two wind farms (Port au Port and Codroy)
  • Hydrogen processing facility in the Stephenville region
  • Grid interconnections and hydrogen-fuelled turbines at the plant

Phase 2 Development Plan:

  • Additional 1 GW through a third wind farm (location TBD)
  • Concurrent expansion of the hydrogen plant

Phase 3 Plan:

  • Evaluate further wind
    resource potential
    in the region and
    potentially expand
    the project

Using Our Resources to Create the Fuel of the Future

What is Green Hydrogen?

  • Renewable, zero-emission fuel produced through the electrolysis of water
  • Produced from only water and renewable electric power
  • Project Nujio’qonik will utilize wind power to produce the required electricity
  • Cleaner than Grey or Blue Hydrogen
    • Grey Hydrogen is produced from fossil fuels and emits a high level of carbon
    • Blue Hydrogen is produced in a similar way, generally from natural gas, and causes carbon to be released, but the carbon is stored using carbon capture technology

World-class Wind. World-class Location.

The targeted site area offers unique characteristics:

  • Sturdy wind resource onshore
  • Deep-water marine facilities in the region uniquely suited to hydrogen production and offloading
  • Interconnection to the existing grid for mutually beneficial, seasonable exchange of green energy
  • Potential opportunity to support NL Hydro’s export commitments in the sale of green energy
  • Available harbour facilities for construction, operations and shipping
  • Access to industrial water for hydrogen production
  • Favourable response from preliminary community engagement
  • First Nations’ involvement in the project

Regional Economic Benefits

Tax revenues (regional and provincial)

  • Taxes through project revenue (e.g., income tax, regional tax, property tax)
  • Increased tax revenue from additional revenue earned by local companies

Local incentives

  • Benefits agreement in development
  • MOUs with the Town of Stephenville, Qalipu First Nation, and local band councils
  • Local community support for various improvement initiatives
  • Significant increase in economic activity
  • Attracting highly skilled immigrants
  • Positively impacting every area of the provincial economy with a massive impact on the local region
  • Significant construction employment and long-term, high-quality job creation
  • Community Vibrancy Fund
  • Sponsorships and Donations

Our Commitment

Building a Strong Team

  • Canadian partners with track record and local expertise
  • A strong team of world-leading advisors
  • Ability to finance & execute on this mega project

Stakeholder Engagement

  • Meetings and discussions ongoing with local municipalities and local service districts
  • Meetings and discussions ongoing with First Nations communities
  • Community office in Stephenville with local staff

Keeping Our People &
Communities Safe

  • Committed to completing all required environmental work
  • Actively consulting with communities and stakeholders
  • The safety of all involved in Project Nujio’qonik is our highest priority

Project Registration

  • Environmental permit application

Feasibility Studies Completed

  • Technical red flag analysis
  • Commercial feasibility red flag analysis
  • Levelized cost of hydrogen assessment

Technical Surveys

  • Desktop wind assessment by DNV
  • Wind resource campaign and environmental survey commissioned

Land Acknowledgment

We respectfully acknowledge the land on which we gather as the ancestral homelands of the Beothuk.

We also acknowledge the island of Newfoundland as the unceded, traditional territory of the Beothuk and the Mi’kmaq.

We recognize all First Peoples who were here before us, those who live with us now, and the seven generations to come.