Western Oz to Build Microscale LNG Plant
The government of Western Australia (WA) has teamed up with The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the LNG industry to develop what it calls world-first microscale LNG plant, as part of an LNG Futures Facility in Kwinana, the government said April 2.
Western Australian premier Mark McGowan announced this in Shanghai at the 19th International Conference & Exhibition on Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG19).
The state government will provide A$10mn over 10 years and grant suitable land in the Kwinana industrial precinct to support the development of the LNG Futures Facility.
"This is a major investment to further position Western Australia as a global LNG hub. Through the LNG Jobs Taskforce, the state government is working in collaboration with industry to maximise local jobs in WA's LNG industry.
"The LNG Futures Facility will future-proof WA's LNG industry and shows the world that Western Australia is a global leader in the development of LNG technologies.
"Western Australia has the local talent and expertise to help shape the LNG jobs and operations of the future, and this facility will only strengthen the State's unique advantages.
"The State Government will work together with UWA and all industry partners to secure Commonwealth Government support and bring this project to fruition,” McGowan said.
The initiative has been backed by UWA, Chevron, Shell, Hyundai Heavy Industries and National Energy Resources Australia. It is a priority of the LNG Jobs Taskforce.
The LNG Jobs Taskforce is a state government collaboration with industry that is working to maximise local jobs in WA's LNG industry. It is chaired premier and includes Chevron, Woodside, Shell, Santos and Inpex, as well as representatives from APPEA and UnionsWA.