Covalent Lithium has signed a long-term lease agreement with Western Australian government for a 40-hectare site in the Kwinana Strategic Industrial Area (SIA) to construct a new lithium refinery in Kwinana.
Lightsource BP Solar has secured planning approval to develop the 400MWdc Wellington North solar farm in New South Wales (NSW), Australia.
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction secured an EPC contract for a KRW620bn ($560m) combined cycle power plant project in Guam.On 21 December, the firm signed the contract to build the Guam Ukudu 200MW Combined Cycle Power Plant.The consortium of the Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) and Korea East-West Power (EWP) has been engaged as the developer of the project.The 200MW combined cycle power plant will be built in the Dededo area, which is located about 5km northwest of Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport in Guam. Guam Power Authority (GPA) chose the KEPCO-EWP consortium as the developer of the project.Doosan was chosen thereafter by the consortium as the EPC contractor.It will be responsible for all the processes from plant engineering to equipment manufacturing, installation, and commissioning.The plant construction is expected to be completed by 2024. Doosan will apply its technology to build a 25MW energy storage system (ESS) to provide a stable power supply. Once operational, the Guam Ukudu 200MW Combined Cycle facility is expected to become the largest baseload power plant, accounting for around 40% of the power supply in Guam.Doosan Heavy’s plant EPC business group CEO Inwon Park said: “We will do our best to make this project an exemplary case of global business expansion, one that was achieved through the joint efforts of Korean developers and EPC contractors. We plan to strengthen our efforts to penetrate the overseas market for combined cycle power plants.”
The Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) has approved a A$450m ($340m) financing to BCI Minerals for its Mardie salt and potash project in Western Australia.
UGL, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group, has secured contracts worth over A$112m ($83m) from Australian power transmission system operators TransGrid, Powerlink and United Energy.
A 50/50 joint venture (JV) between the construction engineering firms Clough and Elecnor has secured a contract worth A$1.5bn ($1.08bn) for TransGrid’s Project EnergyConnect, a proposed electricity transmission line in Australia.
Civmec has announced that its Metals and Minerals division secured a stand-alone civil contract for the Iron Bridge Magnetite Project located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
The state government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has issued planning approval for the main works for the Snowy Hydro 2.0 hydropower project.
Sterling and Wilson Solar and its subsidiary have secured a A$525m ($338m) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a solar plant in Australia.
Neoen, a developer of renewable energy, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with CleanCo Queensland, enabling it to build the Western Downs Green Power Hub solar plant with a capacity between 460MW and 480MW in Australia.
Spain-based energy company Acciona has announced plans to build what it claims to be the largest wind farm in Australia, the 1,026MW MacIntyre wind complex in Queensland, with an investment of A$1.96bn (€1bn).
Anglo-Australian metals and mining firm Rio Tinto has awarded contract, valued A$400m ($275.9m), to engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company Mondiumfor the Western Turner Syncline phase two (WTS2) mine in Western Australia.
India-based solar EPC solutions provider Sterling and Wilson Solar (SWSL) has commenced construction on a 200MW solar project in Australia.
The state government of Queensland, Australia has approved the construction of Lacour Energy’s 180MW Banana Range wind farm south-west of Gladstone.
Australian integrated services company Downer Group has won an A$80m (£45m) Balance of Plant contract for the 244MW Bango Wind Farm project to be located in New South Wales, Australia.
Sydney-based Alinta Energy has broken ground on the 214MW Yandin wind farm in the Shire of Dandaragan, Western Australia.
Danish wind turbine-maker Vestas has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 227MW Collector wind farm, being developed by RATCH-Australia.
Kalium Lakes has awarded engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) and commissioning contracts for the development of purification plant facilities for its Beyondie Sulphate of Potash Project (BSOPP) in Western Australia.
The Government of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia has granted approval for a 100MW solar farm in West Wyalong that has the potential to save up to 212,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and reduce overall emissions.
New Zealand renewable energy company Mercury will establish a N$256m ($174m) wind farm at Turitea near Palmerston North.