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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 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 16, 2021
Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s energy resources light the way

Australia’s abundance of world-class energy resources and role as a globally significant energy commodity producer has been reaffirmed in Australia’s Energy Commodity Resources (AECR) publication.   The inaugural AECR 2021 publication, released by Geoscience Australia, provides a national stocktake of our natural gas, coal, and uranium resources, said Minister for Resources, Water and No...

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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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Jun 10, 2021
Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work starts on North Queensland pumped hydro energy project

Work has officially begun on a major North Queensland energy project backed by a Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) loan. The Kidson pumped hydro project 270 km northwest of Townsville will deliver eight hours of energy storage daily when it starts operating from 2024.  It’ll support 500 jobs during construction and 30 ongoing jobs said… ...

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Jun 10, 2021
Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japanese companies invest in Queensland solar

Japan-based oil trader ENEOS Corporation will partner with Sojitz to build a large-scale solar power generation business in southwest Queensland. ENEOS acquired 100 percent of the shares of Edenvale Solar Park Pty Ltd, which will operate the plant spread across 248 hectares, through Sapphire Energy Pty Ltd. Sapphire Energy is a joint venture with another Japanese based… ...

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Jun 08, 2021
CQ site earmarked for major hydrogen plant

CQ site earmarked for major hydrogen plant

Stanwell has secured land for its proposed 3000MW green hydrogen electrolysis facility at Aldoga, 20km west of Gladstone. The publicly-owned generator is partnering with Japanese industrial heavyweight Iwatani Corporation for the project, tipped to create more than 5,000 jobs for regional Queenslanders. Stanwell acting chief executive officer Adam Aspinall said signing an option agreement withR...

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Jun 07, 2021
Stars align for mining development boom

Stars align for mining development boom

A conjunction of events is leading to a supercell of mining development in North-West Queensland. Queensland Resources Council economic policy director Andrew Barger said many of the boxes were ticked.  Demand for critical and new economy minerals, backed by the release of more than 160 years of geological data combined with cutting-edge research, was set… ...

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Jun 02, 2021
UGL wins $150m contract to hook up Kidston to grid

UGL wins $150m contract to hook up Kidston to grid

CIMIC Group’s UGL has secured a $150 million contract to design, construct and install a transmission line and switching station to support the Kidston pumped hydro project. The 186km line will stretch from the renewable energy project at the former Kidston gold mine to Mount Fox, where the new 275kV switching station will be located.UGL… ...

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