Project

Alkimos Seawater Desalination Plant

PROJECT STATUS
Announced

The WA Government has proposed construction of a new desalination plant to be delivered by WA Water Corporation. The desalination plant will be located in Alkimos and is expected to be capable of delivering 100 billion litres of drinking water annually to support the Integrated Water Supply Scheme (IWSS).

WA Water Corporation is expected to secure a Power Purchase Agreement for up to 400 megawatts of renewable wind energy to power the Alkimos Seatwater Desalination Plant, as well as its existing desalination plant at Kwinana and Binningup.

Key Dates

Jun 2022 Project Announcement

Funding contributions

User charges

Procurement

Procuring Agency: WA Water Corporation

PROJECT HISTORY

May 2022 The 2022-23 WA Budget announced WA Water Corporation would retain its forecast FY2021-22 dividend payment of $1.4 billion in the 2021-22 Budget to instead contribute to funding a new desalination plant.
Jun 2022 The WA Government announced the project and confirmed the new desalination plant would be located in Alkimos, with a proposed scope of 100-billion-litres per year.
Estimated Total Cost
(2022)
Sector
Water & Sewerage
Procurement approach
Unconfirmed |
Location
Western Australia |
Resources
Media releases
2022/06/23
Project pages
WA Water Corporation