Project Marinus was established by TasNetworks and is being progressed with financial support from the Australian and Tasmanian Governments. Project Marinus is comprised of several related standalone projects:

  • Marinus Link – a proposed 1500 megawatt HVDC underground and subsea electricity interconnector between Tasmania and Victoria
  • Supporting transmission developments in Tasmania.

The proposed construction of Marinus Link has been formally recognised as a key component of Australia’s fast-evolving National Energy Market.

TasNetworks is owned by the State of Tasmania, and is operated as a commercial business with assets of $3.5 billion. TasNetworks is also the jurisdictional planner in the National Energy Market for Tasmania.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Vast Solar 1

Vast Solar is developing VS1, a 30 MW Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) plant located in Port Augusta, South Australia.  The CSP plant gathers solar energy during the day, stores it as heat in the molten salt tanks, then when required, uses the stored heat to make steam to drive a turbine to generate electricity.

Forensic Mental Health Expansion Project

This project is led and administered by the Victorian Health Building Authority in collaboration with Forensicare, Victoria’s specialist provider of forensic mental health services. The Project seeks to provide an additional 82 forensic mental health beds on the Thomas Embling Hospital (TEH) site in Fairfield by 2024

Nolans Project

Arafura Resources Ltd is proposing to develop the Nolans Rare Earths project (the Project), which will encompass a mine, beneficiation plant, extraction plant, separation plant, sulphuric acid plant and related non-process infrastructure, to be constructed in the Northern Territory. The project site is located on Aileron Station, approximately 135 kilometres NW of Alice Springs.

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