South Hedland Power Station

Closed 13 Jul 2014

Opened 7 Jul 2014

Feedback updated 13 Oct 2014

We asked

Public comment was invited on the referral to help the EPA determine the appropriate level of assessment.

You said

There were no comments on the referral.

We did

The EPA determined that air and noise emissions from the proposal are not so significant as to warrant formal assessment and can be regulated and managed under Part V of the Environmental Protection Act 1986.


The proponent is proposing to construct and operate a dual fuel power station within the Boodarie Resource Industrial Estate approximately 13 km south of Port Hedland and about 6 km west of South Hedland.  The power station will have a nominal generating capacity of 191 MW and will consist of two gas turbines operating in combined cycle configuration with one steam turbine (107 MW), and two open cycle gas turbines (84 MW).  Other key plant components include two once through steam generators and an air-cooled condenser.  The primary fuel source will be natural gas with diesel fuel used for emergency backup.  The proposed power station will replace a temporary 60 MW power station that is located on the site but not currently operating. 

What happens next

Following the seven day public comment period and consideration of any comments received, the EPA will decide whether or not this proposal requires environmental impact assessment and, if so, what level of assessment will be applied.

The Chairman's decisions on level of assessment are released each Monday on the EPA's website.


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