Strandline powers up with partners at Coburn

Strandline Resources is bringing in help from firms Woodside and EDL for the development of a planned hybrid gas and renewable power facility at its Coburn mineral sands complex in Western Australia
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Woodside’s Pluto LNG park and truck loading facility near Karratha in WA

All three have signed their names to a non-binding agreement for work on the 27-megawatt project. It will be an integrated trucked liquid natural gas (LNG), storage and power station facility, comprising gas and diesel back-up generators and both solar and battery technology.

Strandline said LNG specialist Woodside and sustainable energy producer EDL formed a joint venture, the WEJV, with the aim to provide clean and reliable LNG to market.

"This world-first trucked LNG-to-hybrid renewable microgrid project will see EDL bring its turnkey expertise to the project's power station and LNG storage and re-gasification facilities, with LNG supplied from Woodside's Pluto LNG truck-loading facility near Karratha, WA," Strandline said.

It is also hoping to finalise the documentation for the contract - formed of a 15-year power purchase agreement - in the coming months, so that it will be in place in time for construction to begin.

"We are pleased to establish this relationship with Woodside and EDL to provide a turn-key, low-cost fuel supply and generation solution for the Coburn project," Strandline managing director Luke Graham said. "The company looks forward to finalising this agreement, as well as other major construction and operations contracts over the coming months."

Coburn, considered a long-life mineral sands property, has access to key road, port and services infrastructure.

With its DFS completed and key project approvals already in place, including environmental, native title and mining, it is now construction-ready pending finalisation of project financing.