Woodside Collaborates with Bill Gates-backed Heliogen on Solar Project

Heliogen has been granted a Limited Notice To Proceed by Woodside to begin procurement of key equipment for a 5 megawatt (MW) commercial-scale demonstration facility in California. 

Hart Energy Staff

Woodside Energy (USA) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of leading Australian energy producer Woodside Petroleum Ltd, and Heliogen, a leading provider of AI-enabled concentrated solar energy, on Oct. 18 revealed further steps towards deployment of new solar energy technology with potential to play a significant role in the development of Woodside’s future energy business.

Heliogen has been granted by Woodside a Limited Notice To Proceed (LNTP) to begin procurement of key equipment for a 5 megawatt (MW) commercial-scale demonstration facility in California. The proposed facility will use Heliogen’s AI-enabled concentrated solar technology.

The issuance of the LNTP follows a joint six-month feasibility study by Woodside and Heliogen and a FEED contract that commenced earlier in 2021. The companies expect full notice to proceed and construction to begin in 2022.

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