NW Interconnected Power Pty Ltd is seeking to develop the Asian Renewable Energy Hub. The proposal is to construct and operate a large-scale wind and solar hybrid renewable energy project, approximately 220 km east of Port Hedland, WA. The renewable energy will be exported via a subsea power cable to Indonesia and Singapore.
Onshore components comprise a series of linear arrays of wind turbines (up to 1,200 turbines) and solar panels distributed across a 644,600 ha development envelope, with a transmission cable corridor to the coast. Clearing of 7,280 ha of native vegetation is proposed.
The offshore component comprises two inert subsea power cables extending to the limit of State Waters (Commonwealth Waters and international permitting will require separate assessments). The cable route passes through State Waters vested as the Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park