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Tivan and Larrakia Energy sign solar power agreement

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Mineral processor Tivan and Larrakia Energy have announced an agreement for supply of as much as 30 megawatts of renewable energy from 2026 to a planned vanadium electrolyte factory at Darwin’s Middle Arm precinct.

In an announcement on Wednesday, the Northern Territory government said the partnership on energy represented a major step towards its goal “of becoming a leader in low-emissions energy and critical minerals processing.”

“This puts Darwin on the map when it comes to the critical minerals and renewable technologies needed for the energy transition,” said NT industry minister Nicole Manison.

ASX-listed Tivan is progressing development of its Mount Peake vanadium-titanium-iron project in the NT, and plans to produce three vanadium pentoxide electrolyte, titanium dioxide pigment and iron oxide through its proprietary TIVAN Process.

Larrakia Energy is majority-owned by Larrakia Development Corporation, an Aboriginal organisation representing the Larrakia people, and is in a joint venture with partners on a 300 megawatt solar farm at Bladin Point, near Middle Arm. 

Larrakia and South Korean government-owned Korea Midland Power signed on MoU with the NT government in July on the solar farm’s development.

In June, the NT government announced it had set aside preferred sites at the Middle Arm Sustainable Development Precinct for five companies, including Tivan, “to provide each proponent confidence and certainty to continue developing their proposals.” The other four are TEH2, Fortescue, Tamboran Resources and Avenira.

Picture: credit Invest NT

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