As operator of the Australian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) in WA’s Pilbara region, bp welcomes the government’s allocation of land in the Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area (SIA).
Located about 12 kilometres south of Port Headland, the Boodarie SIA has been allocated to five projects supporting green iron ore, ammonia, hydrogen and lithium sulphate.
Roger Cook, State Minister for Development, Jobs and Trade, said the land allocation would aid the area’s development into a globally competitive, multi-product industrial precinct that will diversify WA’s economy and provide new regional job opportunities.
“The approval of land allocations for the Boodarie and Ashburton North SIAs will help transform these sites into globally competitive, multi-product industrial precincts.
“The projects across the two SIAs will deliver a range of projects, including ammonia, green iron ore, and hydrogen.
“From job creation to growing the local advanced manufacturing industry and servicing international markets, we will see the economic benefits of these land allocations and these projects flow through the WA economy over time,” said Cook.
Bp said the AREH has the potential to become one of the world’s largest renewable and green hydrogen hubs in the world with plans to supply green energy to local mines and industry as well as to international markets.
As the operator of the AREH joint venture, bp will work with the other SIA tenants, including POSCO, Fortescue Metals Group Ltd, Alinta Energy and Tees Valley Lithium, to create infrastructure arrangements.
Bp will also consult multiple stakeholders, including the Nyangumarta people, who are the traditional land owners, on the project’s scope and scale.
The AREH participants include bp (40.5 per cent) as the operator, InterContinental Energy (26.4 per cent), CWP Global (17.8 per cent) and Macquarie Capital and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (15.3 per cent).