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Clean energy partnerships at Port of Newcastle

During a visit by Minister for Climate Change and Energy of Australia, Chris Bowen, Port of Newcastle reported that 30 supporting partnerships will underpin its advancement towards the enablement of a world-class clean energy economy in the Hunter Region.

The partnerships are in sync with the support of the Commonwealth Government, with the Port securing a US$100 million grant in the 2022 federal budget for the Clean Energy Precinct.

Port of Newcastle has signed 15 Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) agreements to support the development, storage and export pathway enablement of a clean energy economy at Port of Newcastle.

Some that have been formalised with, are, coNEXA, EnergyCo, Energy Estate, Eurus Energy, Fortescue Future Industries, Hunter Hydrogen Network, KEPCO (Korea), Lake Macquarie City Council, Lumea (Transgrid), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Japan), MOL Group (Japan), Orica, Origin, Platform Zero (Rotterdam) and University of Newcastle.

"These formal MOU agreements are also strengthened by the backing of 15 other critical organisations for the Clean Energy Precinct project via Letter of Support or a Letter of Intent for future collaboration," commented, Port CEO Craig Carmody.

Finally, project lead and the Port’s chief commercial officer, Simon Byrnes, said, "The Clean Energy Precinct MOUs spanned collaboration on the development of inland and offshore wind projects, electricity transmission and water supply, clean energy production, clean energy storage, distribution and export facilities, export and bunkering, skills and training pathways, advanced manufacturing and innovation hubs."

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