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Darwin Refinery

TNG Limited

On 27 October 2015, TNG Limited (TNG) submitted a Notice of Intent to the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) outlining a proposal for Darwin Refinery. TNG proposes to construct and operate the Darwin Refinery on Middle Arm, Darwin Harbour, adjacent to the Elizabeth River (within Lot 1817, Hundred of Ayers).  The refinery would process magnetite concentrate railed from TNG’s (separately proposed) Mt Peake Project, 1,400 km south of Darwin, to produce:

  • vanadium pentoxide - for use in steel, non-ferrous alloys, chemicals, catalysts and energy storage (vanadium redox batteries)
  • titanium dioxide pigment - for use in paint, plastics, paper and inks
  • pig iron - for use in steel making.


The three products would be exported through the East Arm Wharf to international customers.

The project requires assessment under the NT Environmental Assessment Act and is a ‘controlled action’ under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. The project is being assessed at the level of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the bilateral agreement between the NT and Australian Governments. The relevant controlling provisions are: Listed threatened species and communities (sections 18 and 18A); and Listed migratory species (sections 20 and 20A).

Terms of Reference to assist the proponent in preparing the draft EIS for Darwin Refinery were issued on the 20 May 2016.

Document / Page Type
Terms of Reference PDF 263.6 KB
Statement of Reasons PDF 220.2 KB
Notice of Intent PDF 3.6 MB
Related Project Year
Mount Peake Project