UWA leads in fund grants

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Film -

TWO of the UWA’s lead­ing re­search groups will re­ceive $9.57 mil­lion of fund­ing from the Aus­tralian Re­search Coun­cil (ARC).

The fund­ing will go to the Re­search Hub for Off­shore Float­ing Fa­cil­i­ties and the Train­ing Cen­tre for Liq­ue­fied Nat­u­ral Gas Fu­tures.

UWA vice-chan­cel­lor Pro­fes­sor Paul John­son said the fund­ing re­in­forced the role of UWA re­searchers in con­tribut­ing to the fu­ture eco­nomic devel­op­ment of WA.

“UWA is strongly com­mit­ted to en­sur­ing that our re­search and re­search train­ing pro­vides real benefits to so­ci­ety and we are ex­cited about the op­por­tu­ni­ties that th­ese projects will pro­vide for us to work in even greater part­ner­ship with our in­dus­try com­mu­ni­ties,” Pro­fes­sor John­son said.

Curtin MHR Julie Bishop said she was de­lighted UWA would lead two of nine pro­grams.

“The fund­ing will en­able vi­tal re­search into en­gi­neer­ing chal­lenges for off­shore oil and gas projects and de­liver projects and train­ing to en­able fu­ture Aus­tralian Liq­ue­fied Nat­u­ral Gas pro­duc­tion,” Ms Bishop said.

“Th­ese pro­grams will help en­sure Australia plays a lead­ing role in LNG de­vel­op­ments and en­sure our state re­mains at the fore­front of oil and gas pro­duc­tion.”

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