Tuesday 14 June 2011

Collie South West CO2 Hub Project Funding Announcement Media Coverage

Please see below for media coverage from the CO2 Hub Project funding announcement

Department of Mines and Petroleum - Funding injection for South-West carbon reduction project

Perth Now - Collie carbon captures $50m injection

ABC News Online - Industry backs carbon capture

Saturday 11 June 2011

Collie South West CO2 Hub Project receives major funding boost

The Australian Government has selected the Collie South West CO2 Hub project for funding under the $1.68 billion Carbon Capture and Storage Flagships Program.

Mines and Petroleum Minister Norman Moore joined Federal Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson last Saturday to announce the Commonwealth's support for the project.

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Director (Corporate), Andreas Walewski was also at the event held at the Australian Resources and Research Centre and addressed stakeholders and media regarding the benefits of the Project and Perdaman's  continued involvement in its development.

Perdaman is expected to be the Collie Hub's foundation customer with approx. 2.5 mtpa ready for sequestration once operational.

The Commonwealth will provide up to $52 million in funding for the first key phase of the project development, the completion of a detailed storage viability study.

Should the first phase of the Collie project be successful the Government anticipates contributing up to one third, potentially $333 million of the funding required to develop the project with the aim of leveraging over $660 million in industry and state government in total.

The proposed Collie Hub would be a multi user CCS project featuring 6 companies, Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers, BHP Billiton, Worsley Alumina, Alcoa, Griffin Energy, Wesfarmers and Verve Energy.

View The Hon. Martin Ferguson, Minister for Resources and Energy, Minister for Tourism Press Release

View The Hon. Norman Moore, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Fisheries; Electoral Affairs Press Release

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Monday 4 April 2011

State Government upgrading infrastructure in support of Perdaman Collie Urea Plant

Perdaman is pleased to announce the Department of the Premier and Cabinet released a media statement on Friday 1st April in support of the Perdaman Collie Urea Plant, promising to spend $83.5 million over the next four years to secure land and upgrade vital water and road infrastructure.

Mr. Vikas Rambal joined the Hon. Premier Colin Barnett at the Shotts Industrial Park in Collie, to inform the public of this positive investment.

Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers is appreciative of the support shown by the State Government and is looking to start construction of the Plant at the Shotts Industrial Park in September.

View Premier Media Statement

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Wednesday 2 March 2011

Perdaman and BOC sign long term industrial gas supply contract

Leading Australian gases and engineering company BOC Ltd today (2 March 2011) announced that it had secured a long term industrial gas supply contract to the value of an estimated one billion Australian dollars with Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers which is planning to utilise clean energy technology to enrich the world's crops with urea.

Under the contract, BOC Ltd, a member of the Linde Group, will supply nitrogen and oxygen over a 20-year period with an additional 5-year option to the Perdaman project which will transform sub-bituminous coal into urea using innovative and clean coal gasification technology.

The two BOC air seperation plants will produce approximately 4,800 tonnes of oxygen per day and around 7,000 tonnes of nitrogen per day, more than doubling the current Australian and New Zealand total industry supply of Air Gases.

The Collie ASU project will take three years to complete and is expected to start construction in the third quarter of 2011 post the conclusion of Perdaman's project financing.

View full media statement

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Tuesday 1 March 2011

Rail Access Agreement Media Coverage

Please see below for media coverage from the recent Rail Access Agreement signing

Business News - Big players stitch up rail contracts

W.A Business News - Perdaman signs rail transport agreement

Perth Now - Perdaman cuts Collie rail deal

Thursday 17 February 2011

Rail Access Agreement finalised for Perdaman Collie Urea Project

Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers has reached a significant milestone for the Perdaman Collie Urea Project, finalising rail transport arrangements for the $3.5 billion urea manufacturing plant today.

The partnership between Perdaman Chemicals & Fertilisers, WestNet Rail and QR National via its bulk freight subsidiary Australia Railroad Group will enable up to 2 million tonnes of urea per annum to be transported from the plant site at Shotts Industrial Estate near Collie to Bunbury Port.

WestNet Rail will provide access to the rail network and rail infrastructure support services, while QR National will provide above rail services to transport the urea product.

View full media statement

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Tuesday 1 February 2011

Perdaman becomes Principal Sponsor for Commonwealth Business Forum Perth 2011

Perdaman is pleased to announce its support of the Commonwealth Business Forum being held in Perth from the 25th to 27th October 2011.

The Commonwealth Business Forum will be held in conjunction with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting focusing on the theme 'Partnering for Global Growth: The Commonwealth, Indian Ocean and the Pacific Rim".

The forum will highlight new global economic partnerships for trade and investment in key sectors across the Commonwealth and beyond. 

One of 6 principal sponsors, Perdaman joins ANZ, BP, Fortescue Metals, Rio Tinto and Woodside Energy in playing an important role in the forum.

Perdaman is very proud to be part of this prestigious event.

View CBC media release

Sunday 9 January 2011

PSWCA rising stars challenge former country greats

Local rising stars from the Perdaman South West Cricket Academy hit it out against former country greats in Bunbury, as part of the 2011 Commonwealth Bank Australia Country Cricket Championships.

Joined by former test cricketeker, now Perdaman advisor Mr. Tom Moody and Perdaman Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Vikas Rambal, the team played an impressive 20 overs almost securing victory with 2 runs off the 124 run target.

Tom Moody, Merv Hughes, Greg Matthews, Brad Hogg, Terry Alderman and Ryan Campbell were among the Australian Cricketekers Association team who played against the Australian Country XI on the day.

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