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Kidston

Sep 11, 2018
Entura takes the reins at $1b renewable energy project

Entura takes the reins at $1b renewable energy project

Genex Power has appointed Entura as owner’s engineer (OE) for the Stage 2 development at its planned $1 billion Kidston Renewable Energy Hub in North Queensland. Entura will will undertake detailed design and engineering verification as well as providing construction and commissioning advice during the Project implementation phase, working closely with the Engineering, Procurement and… ...

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Jun 20, 2018
Kidston energy project wins NAIF backing

Kidston energy project wins NAIF backing

Genex Power has secured a term sheet for up to $516 million in concessional finance from the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) to support its Kidston Stage 2 project in north Queensland. The company has already commissioned Stage 1 (K1), a 50MW solar project at the former Kidston gold mine. Stage 2 includes a planned 250MW… ...

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Dec 04, 2017
Kidston Stage 1 feeding the network

Kidston Stage 1 feeding the network

Electricity produced from the Kidston Solar Stage 1 Project is now being transmitted into the National Electricity Market. Genex Power announced today that, following successful transformer energisation of the project in late November, it had now generated its first revenue. “The project has now transitioned from being technically operational to commercially active. This ground-breaking milestone ...

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Nov 17, 2017
Funds boost for Kidston Stage 2

Funds boost for Kidston Stage 2

Genex Power has secured further Federal Government funding of up to $5 million for Kidston Stage 2 –  a world-first integrated solar and pumped hydro hybrid project. The K2 Project comprises the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro), and the co-located 270MW solar PV Project (K2-Solar). The development is located 270km north-west of Townsville… ...

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Sep 01, 2017
Hinchinbrook builds Kidston connections

Hinchinbrook builds Kidston connections

Hinchinbrook Shire Council is working with the Kidston energy project management team to explore opportunities for local contractors and job seekers from the second phase of the integrated solar/hydro project construction. Genex Power’s Kidston Solar Project (Phase Two 270MW) will be integrated and co-located with the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project (250MW), at the former Kidston mine s...

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Aug 20, 2017
Agreement on Stage 2 of Kidston energy scheme

Agreement on Stage 2 of Kidston energy scheme

Powerlink and Genex Power have signed an agreement to progress Stage 2 of the $1 billion Kidston Hydro-Solar Project. Stage 2 would see the 250MW Kidston Pumped Hydro Project and the 270MW Kidston Solar Project proceed at the site of the former Kidston gold mine in North Queensland The 50MW Kidston Stage 1 solar farm… ...

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Apr 03, 2017
Tenders for Kidston solar project

Tenders for Kidston solar project

  Work packages have been released on the icngateway for the Kidston Solar Project located on the old Kidston gold mine near Georgetown around 270kms northwest of Townsville. Phase one of the project is expected to generate 145GWh of electricity which is enough to power more than 26,480 homes. UGL has the EPC contractor. Completion… ...

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Dec 02, 2016
Green light for Kidston construction

Green light for Kidston construction

Genex Power is kicking into construction mode at its Kidston solar project near Georgetown in North Queensland.   The company said today it had received credit approval for a debt facility of up to $110 million and executed its $8.85 million ARENA grant agreement as it moved towards financial close for the 50MW solar project…. ...

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Aug 12, 2016
Accommodation deal for Kidston energy project

Accommodation deal for Kidston energy project

Genex Power has entered into a lease option agreement to use the Oaks Rush Resort at Kidston to accommodate workers during the construction phase of the company’s 50MW PV solar project near Georgetown in North Queensland. Genex said it planned to upgrade the Oaks Rush site into suitable accommodation to house up to 70 workers who would be… ...

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