A world-first innovative battery project will reduce carbon emissions from the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas facility by 20 per cent.
ConocoPhillips Australia, as operator of Darwin LNG, will invest in the state-of-the-art battery project, which will enable existing turbines to run at maximum efficiency and remove the need to run an additional turbine.
Darwin LNG will become the world’s first LNG plant to install a battery to reduce emissions, saving thousands of tonnes of fuel gas and reducing maintenance costs.
The battery also has significant potential to integrate with other opportunities currently being considered by Darwin LNG to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions such as alternative energy generation.
Northern Territory Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby, said
“The battery project continues Darwin LNG’s record of innovation and leadership in carbon management,” Minister Kirby said.
“It’s pleasing to see ConocoPhillips Australia not only providing jobs for Territorians, but also committing to reducing carbon emissions.
ConocoPhillips Australia West President, Chris Wilson, said “Darwin LNG has been an industry leader in environmental performance and carbon management for over a decade.”
“ConocoPhillips is taking action on Climate Change led by a global commitment to reduce the Green House Gas intensity of its operations by five to 15 per cent by 2030.”