UWA leads in fund grants
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.”