Energy

Nov 26, 2020
Hydrogen champions to help spur industry growth

Hydrogen champions to help spur industry growth

Two MPs from North Queensland and Central Queensland will help lead the charge to promote the state as a national hydrogen industry hub. Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni has announced the appointment of the Member for Mundingburra Les Walker and Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke as ‘hydrogen champions’. He said they would join Redlands MP Kim Ric...

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Nov 19, 2020
Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex Power expects to reach financial close on its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project by the end of 2020 after a series of setbacks. The company missed its September 2020 target date for delivering financial close on the project, which is expecetd to deliver 500 jobs in construction. But chairman Ralph Craven, speaking at the company AGM, said Genex was now in the final stages of negotia...

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Nov 11, 2020
Valmec announces Surat Gas Project contract win

Valmec announces Surat Gas Project contract win

Valmec has secured early works on the first phase of Arrow Energy’s$10 billion Surat Gas Project. Valmec’s initial contract with Arrow to deliver critical water treatment facilities is valued at $16 million. The energy, infrastructure and asset services group said the turnkey project involved procurement, construction and commissioning works at the Daandine facility. Work on the cont...

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Nov 07, 2020
Hydrogen in the spotlight with interactive map

Hydrogen in the spotlight with interactive map

Data on a raft of Queensland hydrogen projects is easily accessible online thanks to an updated interactive map and the HyResource website. Geoscience Australia has worked with CSIRO, Future Fuels CRC, National Energy Resources Australia and the Australian Hydrogen Council for the project. It has recently released an update to its interactive Australian Hydrogen Projects data layer a...

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Nov 06, 2020
Flare aims to reduce carbon footprint

Flare aims to reduce carbon footprint

Rockhampton Region Waste and Recycling has installed an innovative biogas system as it moves towards a more sustainable future.  The biogas flare, installed by industry leaders LMS Energy, is a big step towards reducing the carbon footprint of the Lakes Creek Road waste management facility.  Waste to resource recovery councillor Shane Latcham said it was fantastic to see the proje...

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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 Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to construct the wind ...

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Nov 04, 2020
Senex fine tunes gas focus with Cooper Basin sale

Senex fine tunes gas focus with Cooper Basin sale

Senex Energy is selling its South Australian Cooper Basin gas assets for$87.5 million as it focuses on Queensland project growth. The sale to Beach Energy will result in Senex’s exit from the Cooper Basin after more than 20 years. The company said it would support plans to accelerate the development of its Surat Basin natural gas assets, increasing the supply of natural gas to the east co...

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Nov 04, 2020
Powerlink in partnership deal with weather bureau

Powerlink in partnership deal with weather bureau

Powerlink is tapping directly into weather wisdom for better transmission network planning through a new partnership with the Bureau of Meteorology. Powerlink chief executive Paul Simshauser said the innovative partnership signalled Powerlink’s commitment to working with the Bureau over the next three years to access specialised knowledge and data, and deliver targeted research. “This p...

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Oct 27, 2020
Collinsville power funding survives another attack

Collinsville power funding survives another attack

A federal Labor bid to block government funding for a business case for Shine Energy’s proposed Collinsville coal-fired power plant has failed. Labor energy spokesman Mark Butler moved that the funding process be disallowed, describing it as a rorted process to hand over taxpayer money to back a project that was entirely without merit and that no bank would touch with a barge pole. ...

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