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Jul 29, 2021
Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Approval for $550m CQ solar farm

Acciona Energia has received a key approval to take its $550 million Aldoga Solar Farm project near Gladstone forward. The State Government has approved the application for a Material Change of Use for the solar PV farm and grid connection assets at the site. Acciona said this approval covered the area approved for development two… ...

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Jul 22, 2021
New Senex deal to support manufacturing

New Senex deal to support manufacturing

Senex Energy has announced a sales agreement to supply up to 11 petajoules (PJ) of natural gas from its Surat Basin operations to support Adbri’s South Australian manufacturing operations to 2030. Senex managing director and chief executive officer Ian Davies said the company was proud to supply Adbri, a leading cement manufacturer in the Australian… ...

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Jul 20, 2021
State signs up for ‘renewable’ hydrogen certification

State signs up for ‘renewable’ hydrogen certification

The Queensland Government is partnering with the Smart Energy Council’s zero-carbon certification scheme for hydrogen in a move it says will step up the state’s credentials as a leading generator of renewable energy jobs. Speaking at the Queensland Smart Energy Summit today, Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said that to truly… ...

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Jul 19, 2021
Altrad to acquire Valmec services group

Altrad to acquire Valmec services group

Industrial maintenance services firm Altrad Australia intends to acquire Valmec in a $52 million deal. Valmec is an Australian contractor providing design, construction, operations and maintenance services to the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. The companies announced today that they had entered into a Scheme Implementation Deed, with Valmec Shareholders will receive A$0.413 per shar...

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Jul 12, 2021
Epuron forges ahead with FNQ wind farm proposal

Epuron forges ahead with FNQ wind farm proposal

Epuron Projects is advancing a proposal for a new wind farm with up to 95 turbines near Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland through the federal approvals process. Construction of the Chalumbin wind farm project is expected to commence in late 2022, with 250 to 350 personnel likely to be employed at the peak construction period…. ...

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Jun 29, 2021
New critical minerals portal goes live 

New critical minerals portal goes live 

The Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative online portal is live. The portal has been developed in partnership with the United States and Canada. The Critical Minerals Mapping Initiative online portal contains the world’s largest dataset of critical minerals in and around ore deposits – more than 7000 mineral samples from over 60 countries. It shows the… ...

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Jun 19, 2021
Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

The union representing coal-fired power station workers and affected miners is calling on the Queensland Government to make good on transition funding as the State moves towards new energy sources. The CFMEU said the Palaszczuk Government had made a promise before the last election to ensure re-training and business development was pursued in relevant regional… ...

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Jun 16, 2021
Gladstone refinery in $1.2m hydrogen study

Gladstone refinery in $1.2m hydrogen study

Rio Tinto will look into using renewable hydrogen to power a key process at its Yarwun alumina refinery in Gladstone in a $1.2 million study. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will contribute up to $579,786 towards the feasibility study. Conventional alumina refining combusts natural gas to achieve the high temperatures necessary in the calcination… ...

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Jun 15, 2021
Resources sector the power behind the Queensland budget

Resources sector the power behind the Queensland budget

The state government was reaping the benefits of its health-driven response to COVID-19 underpinned by the state’s $82.6 billion resources sector said Queensland Resources Council (QRC) Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane. Mr Macfarlane praised the government’s willingness to work with the resources sector to establish industry-specific COVID-19 protocols, which had s...

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