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WA’s Woodman Point Water Resource Recovery Facility is undergoing a $238.5 million upgrade, providing local jobs and $174 million spent with WA Subcontractors

January 16, 2024

Western Australia’s Woodman Point Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) in Perth is undergoing a $238.5 million upgrade, aiming to set a new standard in sustainable wastewater management. This upgrade is pivotal for the facility, which processes wastewater for about 900,000 homes and businesses in Perth’s southern suburbs. The upgrades, which aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 5,600 tonnes C02-e annually, with less power needed to be purchased from the electricity grid to run the plant. Enhanced energy recovery technology will also be installed, allowing the facility to capture and reuse more biogas (mostly methane, which is naturally produced during …

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WA Government commits $2.8 billion to build Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant, with circa $13 million directed to WA subcontractors.

December 5, 2023

The Cook Labor Government is allocating $2.8 billion for the construction of the Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant, a crucial project to secure Perth’s future water supply. This plant, which is the third of its kind in Western Australia, will have a capacity of up to 100 billion litres and is situated near the Alkimos Water Precinct. The goal is to secure drinking water for 2.5 million people. The project, supported by the state’s budget surplus, has commenced with site preparation, overseen by Georgiou Group through a $29.8 million contract. The entire contract value will be spent locally, with almost $13 …

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Construction commences on a $45 million grid-scale battery storage system in the NT, generating cost savings of about $9.8 million annually.

September 5, 2022

The energy storage system, being provided by Swiss-headquartered Hitachi Energy, is expected to be operational in 2023, with battery installation due to commence late this year. The battery will support the Darwin-Katherine grid that services 150,000 customers, allowing greater penetration of renewable energy while increasing stability and reliability of the power supply. “Construction of the Darwin-Katherine BESS is a huge step forward in our plan for 50% renewables by 2030,” Energy Minister Selena Uibo said. “Our electricity will be more reliable and stable, whilst maintaining affordability for Territorians. “Our future is renewables. This is why we are investing now in the BESS and hydrogen-powered …

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Multibillion dollar Wind Farm planned for WA’s Mid West, estimated to create 14,500 jobs during construction.

August 18, 2022

The proposed Midwest Offshore Wind Farm will have up to 200 turbines and six substations within Commonwealth waters and will be constructed and operated off the coast of Kalbarri, 500km north of Perth. The project will be developed in phases. It is currently planned that construction would span 36 months and is targeted to start in 2028. The total capital expenditure is proposed to reach $8 billion USD which equates to more than $11.5 billion AUD. The project will create approximately 14,500 jobs during construction and up to 200 during operation. Kalbarri has abundant natural resources including wind and solar …

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$117.5 Million to Progress Two Renewable Hydrogen Hubs

November 30, 2021

To attract Federal funding for renewable hydrogen hubs in the Pilbara and Mid-West region, The McGowan Government will invest up to $117.5 million, making Western Australia a global clean energy powerhouse. The State has started lodging applications through the Commonwealth Government’s Clean Hydrogen Industrial program for matching Commonwealth funding to develop hubs in the Pilbara and Mid-West region. With the abundance of solar and wind resources, WA has positioned itself to be globally competitive in the renewable hydrogen industry. The proposed hydrogen hubs capitalize on the natural advantages in the Pilbara and Mid-West, helping fast-track the renewable hydrogen production and …

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Biggest Oil and Gas Development in Australia For 10 Years – Scarborough Gets The Go-Ahead

November 25, 2021

Woodside will press ahead with the biggest oil and gas development to be built in Australia in a decade, after sanctioning its $16.5 billion Scarborough project off Western Australia. The decision comes despite a furious, last-ditch bid by environmentalists to stymie the project after the Conservation Council of WA last week launched legal action, claiming the project required assessment under federal law. That decision also coincided with news that the boards of Woodside and BHP had agreed to merge their petroleum businesses in a $40 billion deal, which will create one of the world’s biggest fossil fuel players. With a …

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