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WA land allocation welcomed

Release date:
6 January 2023
bp as operator and on behalf of the Australian Renewable Energy Hub Joint Venture partners, welcomes the West Australian Government’s allocation of land in the Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area (SIA) in the Pilbara

The land provides excellent access to Port Hedland and the proposed Australian Renewable Energy Hub (AREH) in the Pilbara. This is a positive move forward, and the AREH Joint Venture will work with all stakeholders, including DevelopmentWA and other SIA tenants, on infrastructure arrangements.


The AREH has the potential to be one of the largest renewable and green hydrogen hubs in the world, with a plan to supply renewable power and green hydrogen to miners and industrial users in the Pilbara, and for export to major international markets.


The AREH project offers a major decarbonisation opportunity for the Pilbara, an industrial region identified for having significant potential for emissions reductions through the greening of iron ore mining, green steel production, diesel fuel displacement and bunkering of green shipping fuels at Port Hedland.


As the AREH operator, bp is consulting closely with multiple stakeholders, including the Traditional Owners of the AREH land, the Nyangumarta people, on progressing the project.


The Australian Renewable Energy Hub participants are bp (40.5% Operator), InterContinental Energy (26.4%), CWP Global (17.8%) and Macquarie Capital and Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (15.3%). 


Further information


bp Press Office – Australia

Email: bppressanz@bp.com


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