Asian Renewable Energy Hub
Preferred bidder announced
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Preferred bidder announced
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Construction projects: > AUD$300m
Investable greenfield & brownfield: > AUD$100m
All greenfield and brownfield projects and divestments: > NZD $100 million
The Asian Renewable Energy Hub proposes the construction and operation of a large-scale wind and solar hybrid renewable energy project, to be situated in the Pilbara region in north-west Western Australia.
The proposal would aim to export ammonia overseas and involves the construction of 26 GW of wind and solar generation. This includes up to 3 GW of generation capacity which will be dedicated for energy users in the Pilbara region and up to 23 GW of generation for production of green hydrogen and green ammonia for export.
The project is being led by a Project Development Constorium, including CWP Energy Asia, InterContinental Energy, Vestas and Pathway Investments.
The final investment decision on the project is scheduled to be made by the project consortium in 2025, with construction to commence in 2026. The project is expected to be constructed over 10 years.
2025: Project consortium scheduled to make final investment decision
2026: Construction to commence
2027-28: First exports expected to commence
Nov 2020: The project's scope shifted to produce ammonia for export instead of electricity through undersea cables. Prevously, the proposal would involve the construction of up to 1,743 wind turbines, up to 2,000 megawatts of solar panels, above and below ground transmission cables, and four subsea power cables to transfer electricity to Singapore.
Oct 2020: WA Government granted enironmental approval for Stage One of the project
May 2020: WA EPA recommended environmental approval to be granted subject to conditions. WA Minister for Environment to make final determination in regards to environmental approval.
Last reviewed: 09/12/2020