Kwinana

Kwinana

(kwĭnän`ə), city (2016 pop. 38,918), Western Australia, SW Australia, a suburb of Perth. A new industrial city, Kwinana has oil refineries and steelworks.

Kwinana

 

a city in the western part of the Commonwealth of Australia, located in the state of Western Australia; a port on the shore of Cockburn Sound of the Pacific Ocean (1970 cargo turnover, 3.8 million tons).

Kwinana is an industrial center that arose after World War II. It has an oil refinery (with two oil pipelines, connecting it with the port of Fremantle), nonferrous metallurgy (alumina production and nickel smelting), ferrous metallurgy (rolled steel and tubing), chemical enterprises (mineral fertilizers, nitric acid), metalworking (equipment for mining enterprises, metal structural components), cement industries, electrical engineering, a pulp and paper industry, and food processing.

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?Independent Westport Taskforce releases its shortlist of five port and supply chain options to manage Perth's growing freight needs for the long-term, All options propose a new container port in Kwinana, and two options propose an ongoing role for Fremantle, Economic and social impediments saw standalone Fremantle options rate poorly in Westport's evidence-based assessments, Taskforce reinforces conclusion that Roe 8 and 9 would not solve the freight challenge, Even with major road upgrades, worth billions of dollars, the Fremantle Inner Harbour transport network will reach capacity by the mid-2030s, Next stages of Westport's work will determine timings, location, scale and costings of the new port.
Our head office and major chemical and fertiliser production complex is located in Kwinana, 40 kilometres south of Perth in Western Australia.
A member of the BHP Billiton group, Nickel West is a fully integrated nickel business comprising the Mount Keith, Cliffs and Leinster mines, the Kalgoorlie smelter, the Kambalda concentrator and the Kwinana refinery.
Air BP has fuelled Qantas' first non-stop flight between Perth airport and London Heathrow, with jet fuel produced at BP's Kwinana refinery just 52 kilometres south of the airport, the company said.
Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) has been awarded an engineering services contract from BHP (BHP) for a new nickel sulphate facility located at the company's Kwinana Nickel Refinery in Western Australia.
The business consists of the Mt Keith, Cliffs and Leinster mines and associated concentrators, the Kalgoorlie smelter, Kambalda concentrator and the Kwinana refinery.
Fremantle port's Kwinana bulk terminal, which is used for coal exports, and the Port Hedland's Utah Point shipment facility, which is used for iron ore exports, are possible candidates for privatization, Mike Nahan, the treasurer for Western Australia, said in a budget statement this last Thursday.
The incident took place after the man crashed his car into an unattended vehicle parked in the emergency lane of the Kwinana Freeway, the Herald Sun reports.
The resource is less than 5 km from existing rail infrastructure providing a direct link to Kwinana Port being approximately 120km away.
Bluewaters represents the second power plant project involving the Sumitomo Corporation Group in Western Australia, following the purchase of a stake in the 320 MW Kwinana natural gas fired combined cycle power plant in 2009.
Lieutenant Colonel Bonginkosi Kwinana testified that after arresting Xolile Mngeni, who has been suspected of killing Dewani, on 16 November 2010, he asked officers at the Lingelethu West police station if they knew 'Mawewe', his alleged accomplice.
Pumping expertise was required to assist with the transportation by sea of temporary living quarters to the site - and the gauntlet was taken up by Coates Hire, based in Kwinana, WA.