Pilbara Energy Project, Karatha Port Hedland and Newman

Proposal description: 

The proposal is to establish an energy infrastructure in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. This proposal will provide natural gas and electric power for future industrial developments and includes:

  • a 215 kilometre buried gas pipeline from Karratha to Port Hedland;
  • a gas turbine power station at Port Hedland;
  • approximately 400 kilometres of high-voltage power transmission line from Port Hedland to Newman;
  • a back-up generating plant at Newman; and
  • closure of the existing diesel powered Power Station at Newman.
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Last updated: 
January 6, 1994
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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