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Local News Update: August 2020

By Ray White Concierge

SIMEC Energy Australia has secured development approval for the proposed Playford Utility Battery to be built just outside of Port Augusta.

The battery is tipped to be one the world’s most powerful, equaling Elon Musk’s Tesla battery in Hornsdale.

The new battery will be built by Whyalla steelworks owner Sanjeev Gupta, who secured a $10 million loan from the State Government through its Renewable Technology Fund.

Online briefings for companies keen to get involved in building a proposed 270-kilometre, $290 million transmission line between Cultana and Port Lincoln will be held next week, with over 200 jobs during construction on offer.

Electranet’s project, known as Eyre Peninsula Link, is still subject to receiving necessary approvals, including funding approval from the Australian Energy Regulator.

British Billionare Sanjeev Gupta has taken one step closer to becoming a carbon-neutral steelmaker with the acquisition of the Tasmanian Electro Metallurgical Company (TEMCO).

The magnese alloy smelter, which employs 250 people, was previously owned by South32, who had been aiming to mothball, sell or close the company following a change in global markets.

South32 have now entered into a binding agreement with Mr Gupta’s company GFG Alliance to sell TEMCO, which will become part of Liberty Primary Steel.

The acquisition is important for Mr Gupta because the TEMCO facility produces ferromanganese and silicomanganese, two key ingredients in speciality steel products.

Port Augusta Operations is proposing to transform the former Port Augusta power station site into a bulk commodity export terminal with an initial focus on iron ore

Port Playford Export Facility August 2020 Update can be found here.

Minister for Energy Dan van Holst Pellekaan has welcomed an announcement from Nexif Energy.The renewable energy company is on track to deliver an additional 240 MW of generation capacity into South Australia’s electricity market.

This follows the beginning of construction of 86 MV of wind turbines at Lincoln Gap and the relocation of 154 MV of fast start generators to Snapper Point at Outer Harbor.

The projects will support 110 jobs expanding the wind farm at Lincoln Gap and up to 70 jobs in Adelaide for the relocation of the generators.

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