Woodside joint venture powers Thunderbird

Sheffield Resources’ Kimberley Mineral Sands has executed a binding five-year agreement with Woodside Energy and EDLLNG Fuel to Power (WEJV) for the supply and delivery of about 650 terajoules per annum of liquefied natural gas to the Thunderbird mineral sands project in northern Western Australia.

LNG will be supplied from Woodside’s Pluto LNG truck loading facility near Karratha in WAa and transported to the KMS LNG storage facility by WEJV, which will also own and operate
a purpose-built road tanker fleet to safely and reliably deliver the LNG to Thunderbird.

The agreement enables flexible, long-term gas supply to KMS for power generation. It is
subject to a number of customary conditions precedent, including KMS making a final investment decision toward the development of Thunderbird, following the completion of project financing.

Sheffield Resources executive chair Bruce Griffin said the JV supported KMS by delivering a low-cost, efficient energy solution for Thunderbird.

“Thunderbird construction is continuing to advance at a significant pace and remains on track for first production in early 2024,” he said.


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