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Stanwell Corporation

Apr 27, 2021
Stanwell head resigns after Energy Futures Summit

Stanwell head resigns after Energy Futures Summit

Stanwell Corporation chief executive officer Richard Van Breda has resigned after comments on the generator’s transition towards renewable energy and storage stemming from the Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit. Mr Van Breda was reported in some media outlets as indicating that the company’s coal-fired plants were likely to be retired earlier than their technical end-of-life̷...

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Apr 22, 2021
Stanwell shines light on future power plans

Stanwell shines light on future power plans

Key generator Stanwell Corporation has outlined its plans for transitioning to a renewable energy future, including new job descriptions for its coal-fired power plants. At the Central Queensland Energy Futures Summit in Gladstone this week, Stanwell chief executive officer Richard Van Breda discussed the company’s plans to shift towards renewable energy and storage in the… ...

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Apr 21, 2021
Gladstone summit tackles energy transition

Gladstone summit tackles energy transition

Gladstone is hosting an energy summit this week, billed as an opportunity for industry heavyweights to discuss how to manage changes to the energy sector across Central Queensland. Electricity companies Stanwell, CleanCo and CS Energy are joining the Energy Futures Summit along with industry players such as local refinery operator Rio Tinto. Representatives from all… ...

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Mar 22, 2021
Deal backs $600m Mount Isa power project

Deal backs $600m Mount Isa power project

Vast Solar has signed a joint development agreement with Stanwell Corporation for its $600 million North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project. The agreement includes funding for a $10 million feasibility study for the proposed dispatchable renewable energy project in Mount Isa. “This is a major step forward for the project and the North West Minerals… ...

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Mar 15, 2021
Solar firm plans $500m CQ hydrogen project

Solar firm plans $500m CQ hydrogen project

International solar firm Eco Energy World has announced plans for a $500 million green hydrogen and solar PV development in Raglan near Gladstone. EEW was already planning a 300MW solar farm at Raglan and now aims to combine the PV plant with a project to produce renewable energy for green hydrogen production, developing a 200MW… ...

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Feb 24, 2021
Stanwell to back renewable energy ideas

Stanwell to back renewable energy ideas

Stanwell Corporation has launched an expression of interest process as it reveals plans to back renewable energy projects as part of its power portfolio. The major electricity generator owns the Stanwell coal-fired power station near Rockhampton, and the Tarong power stations and Meandu coal mine near Kingaroy. Stanwell chief executive officer Richard Van Breda said… ...

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Jun 11, 2020
Stanwell set for two-month  shutdown project

Stanwell set for two-month shutdown project

A $50 million overhaul is due to kick-off at Stanwell Power Station in Central Queensland next month, with an expected workforce of 600. The two-month shutdown of one of the station’s four generating units will allow works including the plant’s four-yearly boiler statuary inspection, turbine HIP cover lift, turbine LP cover lift, generator rotor detailed… ...

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May 05, 2020
Mica Creek power plant to be mothballed from next year

Mica Creek power plant to be mothballed from next year

Mount Isa’s Mica Creek Power Station will be placed into ‘cold storage’ at the end of this year, owner Stanwell Corporation says. Mica Creek Power Station manager Paul Smith said the plant would have required a costly life-extending overhaul in order to supply energy to customers beyond 2020. News the plant will be mothballed highlights… ...

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Oct 02, 2019
Stanwell shipshape after major overhaul

Stanwell shipshape after major overhaul

A $53 million shutdown project is drawing to a close at the Stanwell Power Station outside Rockhampton. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham visited the site as one of the station’s four 365MW generation units was being recommissioned after an overhaul. “Stanwell is part of Queensland’s fleet of efficient, reliable coal-fired power stations, and maintenance programs… ...

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