Port Kembla Energy Terminal

About the Project:

Squadron Energy is building an energy terminal in Port Kembla’s Inner Harbour. When completed in December 2023, the facility will have the capacity to supply more than 70% of NSW’s gas needs.

With a green hydrogen future in mind, Squadron Energy is investigating if the Terminal can be re-purposed for green hydrogen as part of the energy transition, subject to regulatory and third party approvals and consents.

The new terminal will support domestic gas supply as we transition to green energy in the future and has created over 150 construction jobs and 40-50 jobs once operational.

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WP impression of PKGT Berth 101 with FSRU and LNGC in situ

Berth 101 – Proposed Layout

Contact the Project Team

24 HOUR ENERGY TERMINAL COMMUNITY HOTLINE NUMBER – 1800 789 177

When you call the number, you will be asked a number of questions including your name, address, phone number and the reason for your call.

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Environmental Information:

Environmental Monitoring Data:

Environmental Approvals:

Regulatory and approval documents prior to development consent

In June 2018, Port Kembla was announced by Squadron Energy as the preferred location for its proposed energy import terminal.

Later that month the Project was declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure (CSSI) by the NSW Government, meaning it was deemed to be essential for NSW’s economic, social and/or environmental benefit. The CSSI designation clearly set out the approval pathway the Project needed to follow and delivered the clearest possible planning assessment pathway and timeframe.

Documents from each step of the assessment process can be viewed at the NSW Government’s Major Projects website and also via the links below:

July 2018 – Squadron Energy submitted its Preliminary Environmental Assessment (PEA) to the NSW Government, outlining the scope of the proposed Project. View the PEA here.

August 2018 – The NSW Government issued its Secretary’s Environmental Assessment Requirements (SEARs) following its review of the PEA. The SEARs detailed the studies and assessments required to be included in the Project’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). View the SEARs here.

November 2018 – Squadron Energy lodged the EIS for the Project with the NSW Government. The EIS is over 2000 pages long. It contains scientific assessments on areas including: hazard and risk; air quality; noise; traffic; marine ecology; water resources; waste management; heritage; soils and contamination; landscape and visual and social and economic impacts. It also includes a series of management measures to help minimise any impacts of the Project. View the EIS here.

November 14 through to December 14, 2018 – The EIS was placed on public exhibition. A total of twenty-three submissions were received from Government agencies, interest groups, businesses and individuals.

February 2019 – Squadron Energy lodged its Response to Submissions document with the NSW Government. View the Response to Submissions here.

Development consent

In April 2019 – Development Consent approving the Project was issued by the NSW Government, following a thorough review of the EIS and Response to Submissions. View the Approval here.

Modifications to the development consent

In November 2019, Squadron Energy submitted a Modification Report to the Department of Planning for assessment. The Report assessed the impacts of Modifications to the approved Project scope to cater for seasonality in energy demand. View the Report here.

In February 2020, Squadron Energy submitted a Submissions Report in response to submissions received during the Public Exhibition of the Modification Report. View the Report here.

On April 20, 2020 the NSW Government approved the Modification, allowing for an increase in energy throughput at the Terminal. View the approval on the NSW Major Projects website.

In August 2020, Squadron Energy requested a minor Modification to the Compliance Reporting Guideline for the Project. View the Modification here.

In September 2020, the NSW Government approved the Modification. Schedule 4, Condition 7 of the approval now makes reference to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s current compliance reporting guideline.

In September 2021, Squadron Energy requested a minor modification to update the Schedule of Lands. View the Modification here.

In October 2021, the NSW Government approved the Modification. Appendix 1, of the approval now includes two additional Lots of Land and makes reference to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment’s current compliance reporting guideline.

In September 2022, Squadron Energy requested a modification to the approval to allow for the relocation of natural materials to an offshore area in Outer Harbour. Squadron Energy is driven by protection for the environment and the offshore area is a last-resort contingency for relocation of natural materials. View the Modification here. In October 2022, the NSW Government approved the modification.

In October 2022, Squadron Energy requested a modification to the approval which included an amendment to the Schedule of lands associated with minor pipeline changes and other changes associated with the operation of the project. View the modification here.

In January 2023, the NSW Government determined the modification.

View the consolidated approval here.

Regulatory and approval documents post – development consent

The development of the Project will require preparation of a number of regulatory, licensing and approval documents and management plans.

These documents will be added below as they are finalised.

PKET Stage 2A Management Plans

PKET Stage 2B Management Plans

PKET Stage 3 Management Plans

Out of Hours Works Approval

Response to Submissions Documents

Contact the Project Team

24 HOUR ENERGY TERMINAL COMMUNITY HOTLINE NUMBER – 1800 789 177

When you call the number, you will be asked a number of questions including your name, address, phone number and the reason for your call.

Send us an email enquiry today

Subscribe to our newsletter

We’ll send you project updates and opportunities to engage with us regarding Squadron Energy’s projects in Port Kembla and across Australia.

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