Orica site visit - Kooragang Island

If you’ve ever wondered what Orica’s Kooragang Island site looks like, how it’s run and what happens here, register for AIE Kooragang Island

March AIE kooragang

The site visit will begin with a presentation covering ORICA in general and key site products and processes. This usually takes up to an hour, with questions. Then participants have a quick safety briefing and put on required PPE before completing a site visit of the facility includes an ammonia plant, nitric acid plants, ammonium nitrate plants and a product dispatch facility. Finally, there will be light refreshments and a follow up Chat/Question Time.

This tour allow you to witness Kooragang Island operations and learn about the history and future for the site. Hunter Valley Hydrogen Hub is a leading East Coast proposal and well-placed to be the earliest demonstration of success for large-scale hydrogen projects. Orica is partnering with Origin Energy to develop the Hunter Valley Hydrogen Hub (HVHH) at Kooragang Island which proposes to deliver a safe, reliable, and commercial-scale hydrogen supply chain in the Newcastle industrial and port precinct. Orica's plans for Hydrogen https://www.orica.com/locations/australia-pacific-and-asia/australia/kooragang-island/projects/current-projects/hydrogen-hub-proposal/hunter-valley-hydrogen-hub

Meeting Point

  • The visit will start at the Orica Security Gatehouse, 75 Greenleaf Road, Kooragang.
  • Please be at the Gatehouse prior to 2pm, for a 2pm start.
  • Visitor parking is available at the entrance, which is sign-posted 'Orica Kooragang Island Gate 1' (the street number is not marked).

Safety / Clothing Requirements

  • It is imperative that all visitors come dressed in full length trousers, full length sleeves and comfortable socks.
  • Orica will provide all other personal protective equipment including safety boots, hi-vis vests, hard hats, safety glasses and gloves. When you register, you will be asked for your shoe size.
  • Tour NOT suitable for people with mobility issues.


Photography is not permitted and electronic devices including phones and garage door openers are restricted on the ammonia plant.

Light refreshments

Will be provided.

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