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Zenith in Barrow Island power build

Belmont-based remote power provider Zenith Energy has won a contract to provide a 20 megawatt power station at Chevron’s oil operations on Barrow Island.

Report adds pressure to Synergy split

It may have gone largely unnoticed in Western Australia, but a recent report into the east coast's electricity market could have major implications for the state, including for government-owned monopoly power business Synergy.

$200m gas saving from tribunal decision

Gas users will save nearly $200 million over five years after the Australian Competition Tribunal dismissed a move by the owner of the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline to alter a pricing decision by the state’s Economic Regulation Authority.

Three WA winners target national EY awards

Three Perth entrepreneurs in the fields of solar energy, defence technology and engineering services are heading to the EY national finals.

Karratha gets a $25m mercury waste plant

A new mercury waste treatment plant in the state’s north-west is aiming to process a large share of the local oil and gas industry’s waste.

Forethought needed for lithium boom dreams

Lithium advocates have been cautioned to separate facts from hype as it is not yet clear if battery manufacturing in Western Australia will be practical, although refining plans should proceed immediately, according to Mckinsey & Co partner Prabhav Sharma.

Carnarvon jumps after staggering oil find

Shares in Carnarvon Petroleum were up 57 per cent today after the company revealed its joint venture partner Quadrant Energy had made an oil discovery described as staggering.

Gorgon leads way as LNG exports pass $30bn

A doubling of production at Chevron’s Gorgon LNG plant has helped boost national exports of the fuel 38 per cent to $30.8 billion in the year to June 2018, according to consultancy Energy Quest.

Battery trend broadens to business

An avocado farm near Pemberton, deep in the state’s South West, may not be the obvious location for an award-winning energy technology application.

Valmec, WBHO secure Water Corp contracts

Engineering and construction group Valmec and Geraldton-based WBHO Infrastructure have secured infrastructure contracts with Water Corporation at its facilities in Western Australia.

Babylon locks in BHP power contract

Newly listed Babylon Pump & Power has secured a $1.1 million power supply contract at BHP Billiton’s Mining Area C project in the Pilbara.

Pacific flags $15m impairments

Pacific Energy says it will meet its underlying earnings guidance for the 2018 financial year, but has flagged impairments totalling $14.8 million.

Carnegie sells EMC in merger deal

Carnegie Clean Energy has agreed to sell its battery storage and microgrid business to ASX-listed Tag Pacific as part of an all-scrip merger deal.

Power Ledger in Silicon Valley electric car deal

Perth-based blockchain business Power Ledger has signed a deal to work on an electric vehicle charging project in California’s Silicon Valley.

Monadelphous JV wins $70m wind farm contract

Monadelphous' joint venture business, Zenviron, is part of a consortium that has been contracted to deliver a wind farm in regional Victoria, with Zenviron expected to perform $70 million of work on the project.

Contractors switch on for next generation of power

SPECIAL REPORT: The rollout of next generation energy infrastructure such as batteries and microgrids is kicking off in WA, adding to the opportunities available for contractors in this space.

WA rooftop solar to triple: AEMO

Rooftop solar capacity across Perth and surrounds will nearly triple in the next decade, to be about 2.3 gigawatts, as the Australian Energy Market Operator confirmed current capacity and demand side management was sufficient to meet forecast demand on the South West Interconnected System power network.

Roy Hill connects to Pilbara power

Iron ore miner Roy Hill has connected its Port Hedland operations to Horizon Power’s North West Interconnected System following the installation of extensive underground facilities, which began in 2016.

Tudor heads east from Horizon

Frank Tudor has resigned as managing director of Horizon Power to take the reins of eastern states energy player Jemena.

Chinese group lobs $13bn offer for APA

The ownership of two major gas pipelines in Western Australia could change hands after a Chinese consortium proposed a $13 billion takeover of energy infrastructure giant APA Group, one year after the same consortium bought DUET Group, which owns the Dampier to Bunbury gas pipeline.

Horizon Power awards Onslow solar contracts

Horizon Power has awarded contracts to CPS National and Contract Power Group for the construction of a solar farm and battery storage in Onslow.

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