Energy

Sep 10, 2020
Powerful tool for workplace safety

Powerful tool for workplace safety

The man behind the ‘Look Up and Live’ app is using Electrical Safety Week to remind machinery operators of the dangers of overhead lines. Ergon principal community safety specialist Glen ‘Cookie’ Cook was named Health and Safety Professional of the Year at the 2020 Australian Workplace Health and Safety Awards in recognition of his passionate approach to a lifesaving cause. ...

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Aug 28, 2020
Columboola solar farm construction sparks up

Columboola solar farm construction sparks up

Construction is kicking off on a multimillion-dollar solar farm between Chinchilla and Miles, creating 400 jobs from this month. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced that Hana Financial Investment would build the 162 megawatt Columboola Solar Farm. It came as UK-based project developers Luminous Energy announced financial close on the solar farm project and its concurrent sale...

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Aug 25, 2020
Sales deal to bring lift-off for CQ wind farm

Sales deal to bring lift-off for CQ wind farm

A sales deal with Stanwell Corporation has opened the way for construction to kick off next year on the $1.5 billion Clarke Creek wind farm. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the project was expected to create 350 jobs. Partners Lacour Energy and Goldwind are behind the planned wind farm, to be built about 150 km north-west of Rockhampton near Marlborough. They have sealed an agree...

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Aug 04, 2020
Genex to bring big battery project to Rockhampton

Genex to bring big battery project to Rockhampton

Genex Power has revealed plans for a big battery project in Central Queensland, with construction planned to begin next year. The 50MW/75MWh Como battery storage project will be built near Rockhamption and is expected to cost around $50 million to bring online. Genex Power is also continuing to advance its Kidston pumped hydro project south-west of Cairns, with an expected cost of $700 mill...

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Jul 27, 2020
Tully Millstream hydro on NQ First agenda

Tully Millstream hydro on NQ First agenda

Reviving plans for the Tully Millstream hydro scheme north-west of Tully is a key job-creating project on NQ First’s election platform. Party leader and Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan has promised $400 million to make the hydroelectric power project a reality if NQ First wins the balance of power at the State election on October 31. Mr Costigan, who made the announcement in Cairns today...

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Jul 01, 2020
Genex powers ahead with Kidston hydro plans

Genex powers ahead with Kidston hydro plans

Genex Power has pinned down construction pricing and secured a further extension for its NAIF loan offer as it steams towards financial close for the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project. Genex chief executive officer James Harding said the company was focused on starting construction in the coming months – creating an estimated 500 jobs in North Queensland over the next four years. ...

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Jun 26, 2020
New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

A North Queensland renewable energy business has announced plans to build a 1000MW wind farm on grazing land north of Hughenden. The proposed Mount James Wind Farm would include 200 wind turbines and is expected to cost up to $2 billion to develop. North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (NQREZ) executive director Dr John Keir said the project would deliver renewable clean energy to support...

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May 19, 2020
Premier reveals details of ‘economic reset’ plan

Premier reveals details of ‘economic reset’ plan

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has unveiled the first stage of an economic reset for Queensland to push back against the impact of COVID-19. The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy includes a pledge to maintain infrastructure investment at more than $50 billion over the next four years and a $400 million Accelerated Works Program to deliver new road, bridge and pavement sealing works. Ther...

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May 15, 2020
Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week. The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines. The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs during operation. Forest Wind is...

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