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Port of Newcastle announces clean energy partners

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Port of Newcastle has announced 30 supporting partnerships will underpin its advancement towards a clean energy economy in the Hunter region, Australia.

The partnerships complement the backing of the Commonwealth Government, with the Port securing a $100-million (€61.20 million) funding grant in the 2022 federal budget for the Clean Energy Precinct.

Memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreements have been formalised with:

• Eurus Energy
• Fortescue Future Industries
• Hunter Hydrogen Network
• Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan)
• MOL Group (Japan)
• Platform Zero (Rotterdam)

And many more. Companies also pledged their support for the Ports Clean Energy Precinct included BP Australia, Australia and Linde Engineering and others.

Port of Newcastle CEO Craig Carmody says: ‘Our dedicated 220-hectare Clean Energy Precinct offers the perfect platform for large scale clean energy production. It will be supported by common user, open access, shared infrastructure across clean energy storage, transport and export facilities servicing production from the Precinct itself and from right across the Hunter region.’

‘The Clean Energy Precinct MoUs spanned collaboration on the development of inland and offshore wind projects, electricity transmission and water supply, clean energy production, clean energy storage, distribution and export facilities, export and bunkering, skills and training pathways, advanced manufacturing and innovation hubs,’ adds project lead and the Port’s CCO Simon Byrnes.



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