The Site Selection Committee, an independent group of 20 local leaders and industry figures, has shortlisted Sleaford West, Point Boston, Shoal Point and the site originally chosen in 2020 at Sleaford Bay.
SA Water, alongside major construction partners John Holland and Guidera O’Connor, has begun construction of Kangaroo Island’s new seawater desalination plant, which will improve drinking water reliability for the region.
The announcement flagged that the plan to consider a desalination plant and lengthy pipeline aimed to reduce pressure on the Great Artesian Basin and the River Murray, while supporting the hydrogen, mining, horticulture, pastoral and agriculture sectors.
The Moolawatana Renewable Hydrogen Project, as it’s called, could potentially see a combined solar and wind farm, each with up to 3 GW of capacity, being used to power electrolysers producing renewable, green hydrogen.
Kallis told pv magazine Australia the project will likely not be grid connected, and therefore able to avoid the congestion and grid connection issues which have plagued numerous large-scale projects […]
Billy Lights Point, near Port Lincoln, has been selected as the preferred location for a desalination plant in the Eyre Peninsula area of South Australia, which will provide drinking water for around 35,000 SA Water customers.
The plant will provide a new reliable, climate-independent source of drinking water to supplement existing groundwater sources and the River Murray, and is critical to maintaining a long-term supply […]
A protest at sea off Port Lincoln has been held to vehemently oppose the South Australian Government’s $90 million plans to build a desalination plant close to the city’s major aquaculture industries.
The protesters have environmental concerns that hyper saline water discharged from the proposed site will pollute Port Lincoln’s protected and shallow bays, and have a negative impact on surrounding aquaculture farms.
SA Water said the first stage of pipeline construction between Penneshaw and Pelican Lagoon has already commenced, and will continue for the next several months, with regular deliveries of the 375 mm diameter pipes underway via ferry from the mainland.
The Murrieta Road Pipeline Project involves construction of a 36-inch pipeline from the EMWD Desalination Complex just north of Salt Creek that will run south under the creek bed and along Murrieta Road to connect with existing infrastructure at La Piedra Road.
The location for SA Water’s planned Eyre Peninsula seawater desalination plant is under review, with the utility set to explore more cost-effective alternatives compared to the current preferred site near Sleaford Bay.
While the site at Sleaford Bay continues to meet important environmental, social and cultural priorities, constructability challenges have emerged through the detailed design and engineering assessments for the plant and supporting infrastructure.