The WestConnex sale is down to just two bidders now. And problems still remain with the process. By John Arbouw
Pipeline group APA has entered into a development agreement (DA) and an associated 20-year gas transportation agreement (GTA) with AGL Energy for the development and construction of the Crib Point Pakenham Pipeline.
The Victorian government has shortlisted MIRA, First Super/CBus and CK Infrastructure as the bidders for the estimated US$1.6bn, 40-year lease of its land titles office, according to reports.
The Victorian government has given approval to German developer NewEn to construct the 40MW Rifle Butts wind farm near Horsham. Its Australian subsidiary will now negotiate a transmission network agreement and try to secure a power purchase agreement (PPA).
APA Group has extended the existing power purchase agreement (PPA) with Alinta Energy for the Badgingarra Wind Farm, to include a 17.5MW solar farm. Both projects are expected to be commissioned in early 2019.
Santos and its partners in the GLNG project on the east coast of Australia will invest more than A$400m (US$302m) in the 137-well Arcadia coal seam gas project in the Bowen Basin in Queensland’s Central Highlands region.
South Australian company Simec Zen Energy has signed an eight-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with a consortium headed by the SA Chamber of Mines & Energy to provide power from the yet to be built 220MW Cultana solar farm at Whyalla, according to reports.
The University of Queensland intends to build a 64MW solar farm near Warwick in the southern downs region of the state. The wind farm is intended to supply the entire power needs of the university.
Pumped hydro could generate 4,800MW of potential capacity across 14 sites in Tasmania, according to a study released last week by Hydro Tasmania and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).
The proposed A$300m (US$228m) LNG gas import terminal that Australian Industrial Energy (AIE) wants to build at Port Kembla in New South Wales is reported to have signed up about 12 offtakers.