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Nov 04, 2020
Major repairs for new Coopers Gap wind farm

Major repairs for new Coopers Gap wind farm

Australia’s largest wind farm, the $850 million Coopers Gap project in Queensland, is to undergo major repairs after faults were found during commissioning. Project operator AGL said in a statement today that one of the 123 wind turbines would have to be replaced as well as a number of generators. GE CATCON was appointed by… ...

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Jun 26, 2020
New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

A North Queensland renewable energy business has announced plans to build a 1000MW wind farm on grazing land north of Hughenden. The proposed Mount James Wind Farm would include 200 wind turbines and is expected to cost up to $2 billion to develop. North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (NQREZ) executive director Dr John Keir said… ...

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May 15, 2020
Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week. The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines. The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs… ...

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May 01, 2020
Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Uplifting milestone for $850m wind farm project

Australia’s largest wind farm has passed a major milestone, with construction of the final turbine completed at Coopers Gap, near Kingaroy. AGL head of construction Brian McEvoy said the final blade on the 123rd wind turbine was hoisted into place by crane and fitted to the turbine hub by the rigging crew on Friday last… ...

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Apr 28, 2020
FNQ wind farm plan gains Federal approval

FNQ wind farm plan gains Federal approval

Construction of a $300 million wind farm near Ravenshoe in Far North Queensland is expected to kick off by early 2021 after winning Federal environmental approval. Neoen’s Green Power Hub at Kaban is proposed to include up to 29 turbines and additional infrastructure, including a substation and battery storage facility. Neoen Australia managing director Louis… ...

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Mar 26, 2020
Plans for $1.96b Queensland wind farm complex

Plans for $1.96b Queensland wind farm complex

ACCIONA has announced plans to build a $1.96 billion Queensland wind farm, the MacIntyre complex, with a total capacity of 1026MW. The bulk of the investment will take place between 2022 and 2023, the company says, with up to 400 jobs created over the life of the project. The complex will consist of 180 Nordex… ...

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Mar 05, 2020
New owners in the wind for energy development group

New owners in the wind for energy development group

Kennedy Energy Park developer Windlab is to be acquired by a consortium including mining magnate Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s Squadron Wind Energy Development. The company announced this week that it had entered a binding agreement with Wind Acquisition 1 and the Minderoo Group-owned Squadron Wind Energy Development. The takeover deal for 100 per cent of Windlab’s… ...

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Feb 22, 2020
State approval for $2b Forest Wind energy project

State approval for $2b Forest Wind energy project

The State Government has granted development approval for a $2 billion wind farm in the Wide Bay-Burnett region. Forest Wind would comprise up to 226 turbines and have the capacity to generate up to 1200 megawatts of electricity. The project could create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs during operation… ...

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Oct 13, 2019
Green light for $350m CQ wind farm

Green light for $350m CQ wind farm

A new $350 million wind farm has won State approval, 20km west of Biloela in Central Queensland. The State Government says Lacour Energy’s Banana Range project will create up to 150 construction jobs. Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the new wind farm would boost the total capacity of wind generation approved by the Queensland Government… ...

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