Plant powers ahead

GRIFFIN Energy’s proposed Bluewaters power project in Western Australia’s South-West moved a step closer to realisation this week, with the Environmental Protection Agency recommending ministerial approval.

The project, estimated to cost $200 million and create about 150 jobs during construction, will now move to the next stage in the environmental assessment process.

Griffin Energy executive general manager for power generation Wayne Trumble said it was a positive move for the construction of the 200-megawatt coal-fired power station.

“The project now moves to a two-week public review period and we look forward to working with the government to finalise approval of the power station,” he said.

“We believe the Bluewaters project will deliver an environmentally sustainable solution to coal-fired power generation in WA and contribute to the future viability of the town of Collie.”