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Kwinana LNG test plant tipped to create 1400 jobs

Premier Mark McGowan has offered land and $10 million towards a micro-scale LNG plant in Kwinana with the potential to create up to 1400 jobs.

The proposed facility would position WA as a global leader in the development and testing of new technologies and processes and help the WA industry counter cheap US gas and customers wanting cleaner energy.

Mr McGowan, who announced the support at the LNG19 conference in Shanghai this morning, said the LNG Futures Facility would future-proof the industry.

“This is a major investment to further position WA as a global LNG hub,” he said.

A consortium of the University of WA, Chevron, Shell, Hyundai Heavy Industries and the Federal Government’s National Energy Resources Australia has backed the facility.

LNG producers and equipment manufacturers would test and refine new processes and equipment on the plant that is expected to have a capacity of 10 tonnes of LNG a day.

The plant would also be used for training.

For the plant to be built, the State Government’s commitment of $10 million over 10 years needs to be followed by industry and Federal Government funds.

University of WA professor of gas process engineering Eric May said the $30 million plant would be a world-first. Read more…


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