Port Kembla Terminal Gets OK

Image source: nsw.gov.au

The Government of New South Wales has given planning approval for Australian Industrial Energy to construct the gas terminal at Port Kembla.

According to an official announcement, the new terminal will accommodate Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) carrier ships, a floating LNG handling facility, wharf infrastructure and a pipeline to connect to the existing NSW east coast gas network nearby.

Commenting the latest news, Minister for Energy and Environment, Matt Kean, said that the Port Kembla gas terminal will be a game-changer for improving energy security and helping to ease energy costs, adding that “It could support gas-fired electricity generation in NSW and help make sure we have reliable electricity.”

Before approving the terminal, the NSW Government assessed the environmental, social and economic impacts identified by community, government and independent stakeholders.

Planning approval includes conditions to:

  • manage impacts during the construction of the import terminal, including excavation and dredging activities in Port Kembla harbor and management of contaminated materials and acid sulphate soils;
  • manage hazards and risks associated with the operation of the LNG import facility and gas pipeline;
  • regulate and monitor air and water discharges from the project during construction and operations.

 

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Aug 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31 1

Eastern Chapter WEDA Fall 2019 Conference

Wednesday (10/16/19) afternoon will start the program with an opportunity to take the Dredging 101 course.

read more >

10TH Annual Conference Dredging in India

The conference will focus on strategies and solutions to meet the future dredging requirements…

read more >

Australasian Coasts and Ports 2019

Conference Theme “Future directions from 40°S and beyond” reflects the increasing awareness about the need to find suitable…

read more >

PORTS Conference

The PORTS Conference series is internationally recognized as an outstanding opportunity to network with…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply