2009

Tuesday 8 December 2009

The West Australian - Plan to bury carbon waste in SW a step closer

The federal Government has short-listed the Collie South West Hub concept along with three others in the race to create the nation's first industrial-scale carbon capture and storage projects. The proposal aims to store underground up to 3.3 million tonnes of CO2 from coal-fired power stations and heavy industry somwhere on the coastal plain between Bunbury and Mandurah.

The project involves the Department of Mines & Petroleum and Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers, Griffin Energy, Verve Energy, BHP Billiton Worsley Alumina and Wesfarmers Premier Coal.

Prime MInister Kevin Rudd has placed great store on developing CCS in Australian as part of the international effort to cut greenhouse gas emissions and has budgeted $2 billion to help develop the flagship projects as part of the goal of the G8 powers to have at least 20 big developments up and running around the world by 2020.

View full article from The West Australian

Thursday 19 November 2009

Collie Mail - Industrial park a step closer

Mick Murray revealed that the Government has briefed key stakeholders about the proposed Shotts Industrial Park in a bid to push through legislated challenges before the end of this year.

"I have been advocating for the release of new industrial land near Collie since I was first elected," Mr Murray said. "It has been a long, slow process but the opening will provide well deserved business and employment opportunities in the region."

View full article from the Collie Mail 

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Thursday 22 October 2009

The Australian Financial Review - Preparing for a breakthrough in coal

Energy security is at the heart of solving the world's water and food crisis. The solution to that crisis lies in machanised irrigation and water-harvesting technologies and in modern agricultural technologies - all dependent on access to reliable, affordable and secure energy supplies.

If we could bring the weight of human innovation to bear in creating clean, efficient energy products from brown coal, that alone would solve the world's energy problems for half a millenium.

View full article from The Australian Financial Review

Thursday 15 October 2009

Collie Mail - Industry park closer to reality

Development of the Shott's Inductrial Park is a step closer with the Collie Shire Coucnil agreeing to consider Landcorp's request to advertise an amendment to Local Planning Scheme 5.

The Shott's Industrial Park will provide development of coal-related industries and associated uses which should be separate from residential and other sensative areas, it will also provide sustainable, efficient and environmentally responsible industrial development.

 View full article from The Collie Mail

Friday 9 October 2009

International Resource Journal - Creating a better tomorrow

The International Resource Journal caught up with Director Corporate, Mr Andreas Walewski to find out how the Perdaman Collie Urea Plant is set to change the face of urea manufacturing and open up new opportunities for coal in Australia.

With strong business and community relationships, a supportive government, a firm financial focus and an expert team, Perdaman's Collie coal to urea project will be a first for Western Austrlaia and a big step for the worldwide industry.

View the full article form The International Resource Journal

Thursday 8 October 2009

South Western Times - Academy offers new pathways

The Perdaman South West Cricket Academy will foster young regional cricketers at a dedicated facility, guided by the WACA's South West Regional Cricket Officer and High Performance Coach Andy Cottam.

The Academy will identify and develop talented cricketers from throughout the South West, including areas such as Bunbury, Harvey-Leschenault-Eaton, Busselton-Margaret River, and Collie.

The prestigious Perdaman South West Cricket Academy, the first in regional WA, will offer junior cricketers a new pathway and better opportunities to reach an elite level and will be open to both male and female cricketers, from Under 14s through to Under 19s, and will also look to support senior cricketers and coaches in the South West.

View the full article from South Western Times

Tuesday 6 October 2009

Perdaman South West Cricket Academy Launch

The Western Australian Cricket Association today announced an exciting new initiative to benefit young, aspiring cricketers in the South West region of WA.

The South West Cricket Academy has been established at the newly-opened Dalyellup College, south of Bunbury. In a massive boost, Perdaman Industries has agreed to become the inaugural partner of the fledgling Academy.

View the Perdaman South West Cricket Academy Announcement

Thursday 1 October 2009

Prospect Magazine - Coal study helps create a cleaner future

A new study examining the potential for carbon storage to help in the development of low emissions coal technology is currently underway in Western Australia's South West region.

The Lower Lesueur Carbon Dioxide Geosequestration Study involves a desktop analysis of the suitability of locations to store carbon dioxide in the Southern Perth Basin between Bunbury and Mandurah.

Mr Van Gent said the study was a valuable investment for Western Australia's coal industry and in striving towards a low emissions future.

View the full article from Prospect Magazine

Friday 25 September 2009

Public Environmental Review Announcement

The Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers' (Perdaman) Public Environmental Review (PER) document has been considered acceptable by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for release for an eight week public comment period commencing 28 September.

Key points highlighted in the document include:

  • The proposed PCF plant generates considerably less CO2 (-40%) per tonne of coal used compared to burning coal for power generation.
  • The Collie Urea Plant contributes very little to modelled air pollutant concentrations, < 1% SOx, 1% NOx and 3% particulates.
  • Traffic volumes in relation to the project will be well within guideline levels  for the Coalfields highway.
  • A combination of engineering design features at Collie and Bunbury, together with continuous rail car unloading practices at Bunbury, will be employed to minimise noise emissions from the project.
  • No Threatened Ecological Communities, Declared Rare Flora or Priority Flora were identified on the site.

View the Public Environmental Review Announcement

Download the Public Environmental Review document

Thursday 3 September 2009

Western Australian Business News - Major players back Perdaman's $3.5bn Collie project

A new wave of Indian investment could flow into Western Australia in the wake of a landmark $3.5 billion coal-to-urea project at Collie, potentially heralding a new phase in the state's relationship with India. The Indian government agreeing to buy the locally produced Urea is a sign of the project's potential as a catalyst for expanding WA's ties with India.

View the full article from Western Australian Business News 

Monday 10 August 2009

Samsung Investment Announcement Media Coverage

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers (Perdaman) has announced that South Korea's Samsung C&T Corporation has agreed to invest approximately $40 million in its Collie Urea Project. The project is on track to obtain relevant approvals by end of 2009 and is heading towards achieving financial close by mid next year.

Please see below for all media coverage of this milestone -

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Minister for Regional Development - Media Release on Samsung Investment

The Western Australian Government has welcomed an announcement by Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers that the Samsung Corporation have become investors in their $3.5 billion Coal to Gas Urea project in Collie.

"I congratulate Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers on their project and welcome the Samsung Corporation as investors in a industry that will open a new chapter in the economic development of Collie." Mr Grylls said.

"Not only will it provide an economic stimulus to the Collie region but the project will attract a construction workforce of some 15 hundred people and approximately 200 permanent employees."

"The Western Australian Government has worked closely with Perdaman to secure this project, and in doing so, both the company and the State Government have set themselves challenging timelines." Mr Grylls said

View the Announcement from the Minister of Regional Development.

Wednesday 5 August 2009

Samsung Investment Announcement

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers (Perdaman) today announced that global Korean corporation Samsung has agreed to invest approximately $40 million in its Collie Urea Project. The project is on track to obtain relevant approvals by end of 2009 and is heading towards achieving financial close by mid next year.

"This investment by Samsung C&T Corporation in a downstream processing project in W.A reinforces the strength of the Perdaman Collie Urea Project and proves to the world that Western Australia is fast becoming a downstream industrial hub. Investment in projects such as this helps to sustain industry and supports regional development for the long term," The Hon Brendon Grylls said.

"We are delighted to be the recipients of this major investment by one of the world's premier industrial conglomerates. Samsung's participation is a public show of faith in our project and its viability and we are pleased to have them as partners in our project." Mr Rambal said.

This investment by Samsung C&T Corporation is in addition to the recent announcement by Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers one of the sister companies, Samsung Engineering, will undertake the lead Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) role for the Perdaman Collie Urea Project.

 View the Samsung Investment Annoucement

Tuesday 28 July 2009

Financial Advisor Announcement

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers (Perdaman) has appointed Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking as its financial advisor for the Collie Urea Project in Western Australia.

As financial advisor, Société Générale's role involves assisting Perdaman to identify, coordinate and arrange debt funding sources for the Project's development, as well as access to relevant markets.

Perdaman and Société Générale are working towards achieving financial close for the Project around the middle of 2010. Currently, the permitting and environmental approvals for the Project are expected to be complete by December 2009. The engineering procurement construction contractors have been secured and the core technology selected.

View the Perdaman Financial Advisor Announcement

Thursday 9 July 2009

The Australian Financial Review - Perdaman pushes ahead with urea plant

"Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers, signed licensing agreements covering the key technology to be used in the plant, the final major contract with suppliers ahead of commissioning the plant's construction."

View the full article from The Australian Financial Review

Monday 6 July 2009

The South Western Times - Focus turns to local area

"Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers selected three international companies to supply its coal gasification, ammonia and urea melt and granulation technology for its $3.5 billion Collie Urea Project last week. Perdaman projects director Joseph McCarthy said it is now time to look locally."

View full article from The South Western Times

Thursday 2 July 2009

Technology Agreement

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers (Perdaman) has selected its coal gasification, ammonia and urea melt and granulation technology providers for the A$3.5 billion Collie Urea Project in Western Australia.

The state of the art technologies will be sourced from three international companies. Oil and gas major Shell will provide the plant's core coal gasification and gas treatment technology, with Danish company Haldor Topsoe A/S providing the ammonia synthesis technology, and Netherlands company Stamicarbon BV providing its Urea 2000 plusTM melt technology and fluid bed granulation technology.

Each of the technology providers is a world leader in its field and they will all work closely with the EPC contractors to complete the detailed engineering design work for the 2 million tonne per annum plant.

The Collie Urea Project will transform sub‐bituminous coal into urea, a widely used form of fertiliser, using state of the art emissions coal gasification technology. The plant will generate in excess of A$850 million per annum in export earnings for Western Australia.

View the Perdaman Technology Announcement

Wednesday 10 June 2009

Carbon Capture - Government Announcement

Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore today announced a new study examining the potential for carbon capture and storage in the State's South West.

Mr Moore said that the 'Lower Lesueur Carbon Dioxide Geosequestration Study', a desktop analysis of the suitability of locations to store carbon dioxide in the Southern Perth Basin between Bunbury and Mandurah, could also help in developing clean coal technology.

View the Government Carbon Capture Announcement

Tuesday 9 June 2009

EPC Agreement Media Coverage

On Thursday 4 June 2009 the contract for all Engineering, Procurement and Construction work on the Perdaman Urea Plant in Collie has been signed by Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. of Korea and P.T. Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT) of Indonesia.

Please see below for all media coverage of this milestone

Thursday 4 June 2009

EPC Agreement

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers (Perdaman) has signed a binding Heads of Agreement for the EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) work for its Collie Urea Project in Western Australia involving Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. of Korea and P.T. Inti Karya Persada Tehnik (IKPT) of Indonesia.

Samsung will act as the lead contractor for the EPC work, which consists of the gasification island, which is central to the conversion of coal to hydrogen rich gas, the product island, which converts gas to urea, and the various utilities. The contract comprises Phase 1 work up to financial close for the project during the first quarter of 2010, and for Phase 2 construction work scheduled to start later in 2010.

Perdaman's Chairman and Managing Director Vikas Rambal said the company had undertaken an exhaustive tender process that commenced in late 2008 with a number of major international contractors and involved five months of technical and commercial evaluation.

"We selected Samsung and IKPT because they demonstrated the experience, technical ability and financial strength to successfully complete a project of the size and complexity of the Collie Urea Project to within 2013 timeframe."

View the Perdaman EPC Announcement

Monday 6 April 2009

Perdaman Launch Media Coverage

The Collie Urea Project and the new Perdaman Industries company name were launched at a formal presentation at the Collie Ridge Motel on Friday 6 March, 2009.

Please see below to view media coverage of the event.

To view the television coverage for the Perdaman Launch transmitted on 6th April 2009 please go to the resources page.

Friday 6 March 2009

Unveiling Perdaman

On 6 March 2009 Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers formerly North West Chemicals and Fertilisers unveiled the new company name and plans to construct a $3.5 billion urea manufacturing plant in Collie, Western Australia.

The Premier; Minister for State Development The Hon. Colin Barnett MLA and The Minister for Regional Development; Lands The Hon. Brendon Grylls MLA announced the release of 246 hectares for the Shotts Industrial Park, of which Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers will be they key tenant.

More than 50 guests travelled to Collie where Perdaman Industries Chairman and Managing Director Vikas Rambal announced the plant and new company name.

A cocktail evening was also held at Burswood Entertainment Complex on the same day where more than 150 guests celebrated the announcement.

Mr Vikas Rambal dedicated the launch to his late father Perdaman Krishan Rambal and said the construction and operation of the plant provided positive economic news for both the Collie region and Western Australia.

View the Perdaman launch media statement