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May 21, 2021
Neoen signals construction start for FNQ wind farm

Neoen signals construction start for FNQ wind farm

Renewable energy producer Neoen has issued principal contractor Vestas notice to proceed, signaling the start of construction of the $373 million Kaban Green Power Hub in Far North Queensland. The announcement follows news that the Queensland Government is committing $40 million towards a network upgrade which will support the wind farm project. The 157MW wind… This content is for iQ Indust...

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May 19, 2021
Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

Battery firm seeks offtake support to charge up plans

The group behind a proposed $3 billion North Queensland lithium-ion battery factory aims to set up a battery pack assembly plant in Townsville as a forerunner to that operation. Magnis Energy Technologies chairman Frank Poullas said the assembly plant was likely to employ about 100 people and would be housed in an existing building. But… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, ...

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May 18, 2021
No new coal or gas projects on IEA road to net zero emissions

No new coal or gas projects on IEA road to net zero emissions

A roadmap for the energy sector to reach net zero emissions by 2050 sets a pathway with no new oil or gas fields, coal mines or mine extensions beyond those already committed. The International Energy Agency report states that reaching net zero by 2050 requires further rapid deployment of available technologies as well as widespread… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ C...

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May 17, 2021
NAIF reforms welcome for $1.7b CopperString project

NAIF reforms welcome for $1.7b CopperString project

The proponents behind the $1.7 billion CopperString 2.0 project have welcomed reforms to extend the reach and life of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). CuString chief executive officer Joseph O’Brien said the company was well advanced in its discussions for what was expected to be NAIF’s largest loan. “The government’s review identified some reforms… This content is for...

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May 17, 2021
Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Exploration, mining and processing briefs

Updates from Sandvik, Alice Queen, Ampol, Austin Engineering, State Gas and Central Petroleum in this week’s exploration, mining and processing briefs. State Gas spuds first Rougemont well State Gas is drilling the first well in its new Rolleston-West gas project (ATP 2062), near Rolleston in the Surat Basin. The Rougemont-1 well is the first of… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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May 17, 2021
Wasco to carry out Roma North expansion

Wasco to carry out Roma North expansion

Jemena has awarded Queensland-based Wasco Australia the construction contract for a $15 million expansion of the Roma North gas processing facility. Jemena executive general manager of gas markets Antoon Boey said the project would also see businesses from the Maranoa region providing more than $500,000 worth of goods and services such as accommodation, meals, and… This content is for iQ In...

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May 16, 2021
LNG trade at play in China dispute

LNG trade at play in China dispute

With Australian commodities such as coal already facing Chinese import restrictions, could its LNG projects be next in Beijing’s crosshairs? Wood Mackenzie Asia Pacific vice chair Gavin Thompson said the potential for the dispute to impact Australian LNG exports to China was becoming clearer. He was commenting after the recent announcement by China’s National Development… This content is fo...

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May 13, 2021
EOI call for $600m hybrid power project

EOI call for $600m hybrid power project

The proponents behind the $600 million North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project (NWQHPP) are calling for expressions of interest from contractors. State Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni said the call was out for Queenslanders to build what could be Australia’s largest hybrid generator, generating 50 megawatts of cleaner, cheaper energy. Publicly… This content is...

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May 12, 2021
Pure Hydrogen signs water deal for Gladstone plant

Pure Hydrogen signs water deal for Gladstone plant

Pure Hydrogen has sealed an agreement for water supply for its planned large-scale Project Jupiter hydrogen plant in Gladstone. The company said the contract with the Gladstone Area Water Board was among its initiatives to secure supply of critical inputs for Project Jupiter to proceed. The water supply contract is subject to conditions including project… This content is for iQ Industry Que...

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