FFI GEM - 275kV Substation

FFI GEM - 275kV Substation
Gladstone, QLD
Fortescue Future Industries
Project dates
December 2022 - Present
FFI GEM - 275kV Substation


FFI is in the process of developing its site in Gladstone, QLD, with the aim of establishing a state-of-the-art 2GW electrolyser manufacturing facility, along with potential expansion opportunities for manufacturing. This facility will focus on the production and assembly of electrolysers. As part of this endeavor, FFI is also developing the Aldoga GEM project, which involves setting up a Green Energy Manufacturing (GEM) Facility in Aldoga, located approximately 24km West of Gladstone, Queensland.

Genus was awarded a contract by Fortescue Future Industries (FFI) for the design and construction of a 275kV substation at FFI’s Green Energy Manufacturing Centre (GEM) in Gladstone, Queensland. The first stage of GEM involves constructing an electrolyser facility, positioning Gladstone as a leading global hub for electrolyser manufacturing. Electrolysers play a crucial role in the production of green hydrogen, a zero-carbon fuel that holds promise for decarbonising challenging sectors such as heavy haulage, shipping, aviation, and industry.

The substation, designed and constructed by Genus, will provide essential support to GEM operations. To carry out this endeavor, Genus enlisted local workforce of 35 personnel, utilising regional Queensland's local content. This initiative not only underscores Genus' capability and expertise but also highlights its commitment to supporting the national energy transition. As Genus continues to expand its presence in this dynamic market, we remain dedicated to driving the shift towards cleaner energy solutions.

Disciplines Employed

  • Design
  • Construction

Scope of Works

Design, procurement, construction & commissioning of:

  • 275kV AIS Substation
  • Civil and Foundation Works
  • Trenching and conduit (~280m)
  • Earthing Grid
  • 33kV and 0.4kV reticulation
  • 60mVA, 275/33kV main transformer (free issued by Client)
  • 4 x 33/0.4kV 3.0 MVA transformers and various auxiliary transformers (free issued by Client)
  • 33kV RMUs (free issued by Client)


Project is ongoing.