Isla Sutherland

New desalination plant for Kangaroo Island

Desalination plant for Kangaroo Island

In partnership with the Australian and South Australian Governments, SA Water is constructing a new seawater desalination plant and distribution network on Kangaroo Island. Installation has begun on a 50 km underground pipeline to connect Kangaroo Island communities with the new seawater desalination plant at Penneshaw.  The new plant is estimated to cost around $64.9 …
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Alltype to work on NGI

APA locks in Alltype for Northern Goldfields

APA Group has awarded Alltype Engineering a $25 million contract to deliver a new two-unit gas turbine centrifugal gas compressor station in the midwest region of Western Australia.  The project is located 50 km east of Geraldton and is delivered as part of the Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI) project.  The NGI project provides for interconnection …
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electrolysis

Siemens, Toray electrolysis partnership

Siemens Energy and Toray have developed a new partnership through polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) water electrolysis based on a new membrane technology.  Siemens is the Japanese subsidiary of Siemens Energy AG, and is currently one of the world’s leading energy technology companies.  Toray is an integrated chemical industry company with strengths in organic synthetic chemistry, …
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gas exports

Black Mountain granted export exemption

Black Mountain Energy has been granted an exemption to the export restrictions on domestic natural gas from the Western Australian government’s Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation (JTSI). In August 2020, Premier Mark McGowan announced that the WA Domestic Gas Policy would be amended to prevent the export of local gas to the eastern …
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Hydrogen to assist in 50 per cent slash in NT emissions

Northern Territory government has detailed a plan to reach 50 per cent renewables on the jurisdiction’s largest power grid by the end of the decade.  The he government has released its Renewable Hydrogen Master Plan, which it estimates will bring in over $3.5 billion and 2,500 jobs for the territory.  The Master Plan focuses on …
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New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

New faces and places: The latest industry appointments

Energy ministers have reappointed the Chair of the Board of Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) for a second term. The New South Wales cabinet has seen major changes with the stepping down of Premier Gladys Berejiklian and the appointment of a new successor, as well as some minor changes to cabinet.  The following appointments have …
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compressed hydrogen cargo ship

Approval for compressed hydrogen ship

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an approval in principle (AIP) for Global Energy Venture’s (GEV) pilot compressed hydrogen ship.  GEV is an energy transition company headquartered in Australia with a mission to deliver compressed shipping solutions for transporting energy to regional markets.  The pilot-scale compressed hydrogen ship has a 430 tonne cargo …
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Santos Tern-1 wellhead

NOPSEMA approves Santos abandonment

Santos has received The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority (NOPSEMA) approval for the Tern-1 Wellhead Abandonment, offshore Western Australian, to commence activities to decommission the facility.   Santos and Bonaparte Gas and Oil are joint titleholders of petroleum retention lease WA-27-R in the Bonaparte Basin, 100 km offshore from the Western Australian coast.  …
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Cooper

Cooper Energy operations update

Cooper Energy has confirmed that Phase 2B capital works are now underway at the Orbost Gas Processing Plant, and the Athena Gas Plant is now commissioned and awaiting pipeline cutover.  Cooper Energy has provided an operations and finance update for its works in the following basins: Gippsland Basin  The company said that phase 2B works …
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Chevron, ASPER CCS research

Chevron, ASPER CCS research

Chevron has committed nearly $2.5 million to the Australian School of Petroleum and Energy Resources (ASPER) in support of carbon capture and storage (CCS) research.  ASPER has been a site for CO2 storage research for the past 20 years, with the intention of accelerating Australia’s transition to cleaner energy sources and net zero emissions.  Chevron’s …
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