Triangle Energy (Global) Ltd., Perth, has begun a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for a proposed 5,000 b/d modular, flexible feed renewable fuel refinery (RFR) in the North Perth basin south of Dongara in Western Australia.
The company plans to establish the mini refinery by leveraging its existing infrastructure in the basin. The plant will be suitable to process bio-crude fuel stocks as well as crude oil and condensate from offshore Cliff Head field along with feedstock from other onshore and offshore operations in Western Australia.
The refinery also will be a potential future consumer of hydrogen (up to 1,500 kilograms/day) used in fuel processing.
The project is designed to respond to decarbonization targets and increased demand for local future fuel supply and will provide future flexibility following the planned closure of bp’s Kwinana refinery south of Perth and its conversion into a fuel import terminal.
Triangle has selected American renewable diesel refining group Plant Process Group LLC as preferred contractor to undertake the FEED study.
The plant site will be adjacent to Triangle’s onshore Arrowsmith separation plant that stabilizes crude production piped in from Cliff Head field.
The RFR will produce both renewable diesel and renewable marine fuel for the domestic Western Australian market, responding to the growing demand from the mining and heavy transport sectors for renewable fuel, Triangle said.
FEED is expected to be complete by first-quarter 2022. The plant is expected on stream in first-quarter 2024.