Western Australia’s Premier, Mark McGown, has announced $10 million to support a world-first microscale LNG plant, as part of an LNG Futures Facility.
The WA Government has teamed up with The University of Western Australia (UWA) and the LNG industry to develop the world-first microscale LNG plant. The State Government will provide $10 million over 10 years and grant suitable land in the Kwinana industrial precinct to support the development of the LNG Futures Facility in Kwinana.
The facility is expected to create up to 1,400 jobs for Western Australians, and will position the state as a global leader in developing and testing new LNG technology.
The industry-led 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.
LNG companies, contractors, service providers and small to medium businesses would be able to test and refine new processes in a live plant environment. It is expected the plant would have the capacity to produce 10 tonnes of LNG per day.
“This is a major investment to further position Western Australia as a global LNG hub,” Premier McGowan said.
“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.”