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Oct 08, 2019
Blue Energy gears up to power Townsville industry

Blue Energy gears up to power Townsville industry

Bowen Basin gas developer Blue Energy has signed a memorandum of understanding that paves the way for it to bring gas to North Queensland industry. The MOU is with North Queensland Gas Pipeline owner Palisade Investment Partners, whose 391km pipeline system takes gas from the Moranbah Gas Project to Townsville. The agreement will see both companies market gas from Blue Energy’s Sapph...

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Sep 30, 2019
Ammonia operations look into ‘green’ hydrogen option

Ammonia operations look into ‘green’ hydrogen option

ARENA is stumping up almost $3 million for two Central Queensland sites to assess the feasibility of building ammonia plants fed by renewable hydrogen. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will provide $980,000 for Dyno Nobel and $1.9 million for Queensland Nitrates. The companies will assess the feasibility of building a renewable ammonia facility at their existing ammonia plants...

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Sep 04, 2019
CopperString power project moves to EIS phase

CopperString power project moves to EIS phase

The proposed $1.5 billion CopperString project continues to push ahead, with the release of final terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). It comes after the The State Government last week pledged $1.18 million for the CopperString 2.0 power project as part of a North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy The project proponent CuString ...

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Sep 04, 2019
State stumps up $132m for Kidston transmission line

State stumps up $132m for Kidston transmission line

Powerlink will build a $132 million transmission line to link Genex Power’s $1 billion Kidston renewables hub to the electricity grid. The State Government says work will start early next year on the electrical infrastructure package, critical to the Kidston Stage 2 development. It follows the announcement in July that the Kidston Stage 2 Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2-Hydro) had secur...

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Sep 02, 2019
Premier flags Townsville as key hydrogen gateway

Premier flags Townsville as key hydrogen gateway

Townsville is best placed to join Gladstone as one of two key export hubs for Queensland’s fledgling hydrogen industry, says Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk. Visiting for a North Queensland sitting of Parliament, the Premier highlighted the issue at a Townsville Enterprise breakfast. “The world is moving towards hydrogen, and there are two key centres that they’re talking about...

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Sep 02, 2019
Green light for $128m wind farm project

Green light for $128m wind farm project

Australian Energy Wind Farm has won State approval for a $128 million wind farm with 16 turbines in the South Burnett Regional Council area. Construction is expected to start as early as March 2020 for the 64 megawatt wind farm, 32km west of Kingaroy. State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Cameron Dick said the project was expected to generate 100 new jobs ...

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Aug 27, 2019
Strategy to add spark to North West’s economy

Strategy to add spark to North West’s economy

The State Government has pledged $1.18 million for the CopperString 2.0 power project as part of a North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy State Development Minister Cameron Dick said the strategy was the result of extensive consultation and would be backed by an implementation plan to quickly deliver outcomes. “Key supply chain and value-adding industries in Townsvi...

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Aug 01, 2019
Power flows from $850m wind farm project

Power flows from $850m wind farm project

The Coopers Gap windfarm near Kingaroy has begun generating electricity, with 50 of the site’s 123 giant turbines installed. AGL said it remained on track for completion this financial year of what is Australia’s largest wind farm. “We’re pleased to announce that the Coopers Gap Wind Farm is generating electricity into the National Electricity Market,” AGL general manager de...

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Jul 11, 2019
Kidston hydro gets NAIF funding

Kidston hydro gets NAIF funding

The Federal Government will stump up a $610 million loan to Genex Power to finance the Kidston Stage 2 Pumped Storage Hydro Project (K2_Hydro). The project is on the old Kidston Mine south west of Cairns. The long-term concessional debt facility comes out of the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. The K2 Hydro project was progressing well said Executive Director Simon Kidston. ...

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