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Board members announced for Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre
22 Feb 2017
The Australian Government has announced the board members of the A$75 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, which is responsible for attracting beneficial resear ...
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Korea Zinc Company invests in Australia’s renewable energy sector
13 Feb 2017
Sun Metals Corporation, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company, is developing a 100MW solar farm to supply power to its zinc refinery in Townsville, northern Queensland.
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Dutch solar company plans to invest A$48 million in new Australian energy plants
1 Feb 2017
Renewable energy company Photon Energy NV has announced plans to construct two new solar power plants in New South Wales.
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US drone and aerial data company enters Australian market
25 Jan 2017
Australia’s agricultural, environmental and energy industries are set to benefit from the opening of a Sydney office of PrecisionHawk, a global provider of commercial drone and drone–data platforms.
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Chinese company to build lithium processing plant in Western Australia
7 Oct 2016
China’s Tianqi Lithium is expanding its existing portfolio in Australia by investing A$400 million to build a lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, with construction starting in Octo ...
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Thai energy company invests A$68 million in solar power project
6 Oct 2016
Thailand’s largest power producer, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited (RATCH), is enhancing its existing presence in Australia by investing A$68.33 million to develop a n ...
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International investors awarded Victorian wind farm projects
2 Aug 2016
Two international renewable energy developers recently announced new wind farm projects in Victoria: Trustpower Dundonnell Wind Farm and Acciona Australia Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm.
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Woodside invests in R&D through Australian universities
28 Jul 2016
Woodside, an Australian oil and gas company with a global presence, is investing in Australian research and development through its FutureLab innovation network.
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Outcomes from LNG 18
5 May 2016
The conference theme, ‘Redrawing the Global Map of Gas’, highlighted the changing world of natural gas – from reserves, trade, geopolitics, technological developments, regulation and stakeholder manag ...
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A$54 million investment in university-industry renewable energy collaboration
5 May 2016
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced an investment of A$54 million in nine university-industry joint research projects on renewable energy technologies.
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Canadian oil and gas software maker opens in Australia
5 Feb 2016
Energy Navigator, the Canadian oil and gas software maker, has opened an office in Brisbane to support its clients in Australia and around the Asia-Pacific region.
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Speciality chemicals conglomerate opens blending and storage facility in Western Australia
4 Feb 2016
The multi-national speciality chemicals conglomerate, Clariant, has opened a blending and storage facility in Karratha, Western Australia.
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International JV ships first liquefied natural gas from Queensland
3 Feb 2016
The international JV, Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), has shipped its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland.
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US$2 billion invested in North West Shelf
21 Jan 2016
A multi-national joint venture has been given the go-ahead for a US$2 billion investment in a subsea development at the North West Shelf Project, located about 125 kilometres north-west of Karratha of ...
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Australia invests in the future
14 Dec 2015
Australia is investing in the future with a far-reaching A$1.1 billion National Innovation and Science Agenda announced by the Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on 7 December 2015.
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Energy infrastructure group wins bid for Northern Australia gas pipeline
3 Dec 2015
The energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has won a competitive bid to build and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) in Australia’s north.
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Major global investors at Northern Australia Investment Forum
13 Nov 2015
Some of the world’s biggest investors visited Darwin for the Northern Australia Investment Forum in early November.
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Chinese group secures Port of Darwin deal
10 Nov 2015
The privately-held Chinese energy and infrastructure group, Landbridge, has won a bid to operate the Port of Darwin on a 99-year lease for an investment of A$506 million.
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UK company invests in Australian renewable energy sector
15 Aug 2015
Renewable Energy Systems (RES), a subsidiary of the UK-based company, Sir Robert McAlpine Enterprises, has invested A$450 million in a wind farm in Ararat in south-western Victoria. The project is a p ...
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China’s Juye Solar invests a further A$6 million in RayGen
24 Apr 2015
Chinese solar energy company Juye Solar has made a new investment of A$6 million in Australian technology leader RayGen Resources, which has developed the world’s first concentrated solar photovoltaic ...
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