Cockburn Cement Plant (Munster) power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Cockburn Cement Plant (Munster) power station is a coal-fired plant at the Cockburn cement plan in Munster, Western Australia, Australia.


The satellite photo below shows the location of the plant in Munster, Western Australia, Australia.

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Background on Plant

The coal-fired Cockburn Cement Plant in Munster became the largest producer of quicklime in Western Australia with the commissioning of a new 400,000-tons-per-year kiln in 1997.[1] The facility contains the only coal-fired plant in the Perth area but citizens groups have been unable to get much data about the coal plant from the Clean Energy Regulator, which collects and publishes data on facility level emissions, because the National Energy and Greenhouse Reporting Act 2007 allows for polluters to apply for commercially sensitive information to be withheld from the public.[2] In May 2020 Cockburn Cement announced that it would be converting the power plant to run on gas instead of coal.[3] The conversion is scheduled for early 2021.[4]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: Cockburn Cement
  • Parent company: Adelaide Brighton Limited
  • Location: Munster, Western Australia, Australia
  • Coordinates: -32.1493192, 115.8001581 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross capacity: unknown
  • Type:
  • In service: 1997
  • Coal type:
  • Coal source:
  • Source of financing:

Articles and resources


  1. Mineral Industrial Surveys, USGS, October 1998
  2. Cockburn cement emissions kept secret,, Apr. 24, 2018
  3. Peter Milne, Win for residents as Cockburn Cement dumps coal for gas, Boiling Cold, May 20, 2020
  4. Cockburn Pollution Stoppers, Cockburn Pollution Stoppers, Dec. 5, 2020

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