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Jul 06, 2019
Terms of reference out for CopperString power plan

Terms of reference out for CopperString power plan

Queenslanders can comment on the $1 billion CopperString powerline from Monday ( July 8), with the release of draft terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). The 1100km, 275-kilovolt overhead high-voltage electricity transmission line will connect the North West Minerals Provence and Mount Isa to the National Electricity Market grid south of Townsville. P...

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Jun 17, 2019
Windlab making headway on Lakeland development

Windlab making headway on Lakeland development

Windlab is expected to shortlist preferred turbine suppliers within weeks for its planned 104MW Lakeland wind farm in Far North Queensland. Windlab – which is also the developer of Kennedy Energy Park – previously announced a new tender process for the EPC contract for the Lakeland project. In an announcement to the market today, the company said competitive bids had been receiv...

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Jun 08, 2019
Japanese backing for Kidston hydro project

Japanese backing for Kidston hydro project

A Japanese energy company will invest up to $25 million in Genex Power, helping advance construction of the 250-MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project. Genex has signed a share subscription agreement (SSA) with Electric Power Development Co, trading as J-Power. “Genex is pleased to announce this exciting partnership with J-Power,” Genex chief executive officer James Harding said. ...

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May 30, 2019
NQ businesses get to work on $1b CopperString proposal

NQ businesses get to work on $1b CopperString proposal

CopperString 2.0 is another step closer to reality, with more than $3 million in contracts to be awarded to Townsville business over the next 12 months. A $1 million contract has already been awarded to Townsville-based GHD for work associated with the Environmental Impact Statement for the $1 billion project. Townsville-based accounting and advisory firm PVW Partners has been awarded the fin...

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Apr 27, 2019
CopperString gains special project status

CopperString gains special project status

The $1 billion CuString proposal to build a high-voltage electricity transmission line to connect North-West Queensland to the national electricity grid has been declared a co-ordinated project. Subject to approvals, construction of the CopperString project could commence in 2020, with initial commissioning of the connection to Chumvale in 2022. State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastruc...

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Apr 15, 2019
Environmental boxes ticked for NQ hydro project

Environmental boxes ticked for NQ hydro project

Genex Power has secured all of the environmental approvals needed to develop its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project. The pumped storage hydro project is the centrepiece of the planned $1 billion Kidston energy hub, located at the former Kidston gold mine site about 280km north-west of Townsville. The approval process was facilitated by the Office of the Co-ordinator General after the pro...

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Mar 11, 2019
Approval puts wind in energy project’s sails

Approval puts wind in energy project’s sails

The State Government says over 400 jobs will be generated next year as part of a multi-million-dollar renewable energy project in south-west Queensland. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said 56 wind turbines had been approved for the $450 million Renewable Energy Systems wind farm project at Dulacca, 250km north-west of Toowoomba. Mr ...

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Mar 05, 2019
Blue Energy CEO wants more Bowen Basin infrastructure

Blue Energy CEO wants more Bowen Basin infrastructure

Additional infrastructure is needed as a priority to further open the potential of the Bowen Basin’s gas reserves, according to the head of Brisbane-based company Blue Energy Limited. Chief executive officer John Phillips said a new pipeline south from Moranbah was required to bring more gas to the east coast market. He said the potential for the Bowen Basin to be a major contributor ...

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Feb 16, 2019
JV to start early works for Kidston hydro project

JV to start early works for Kidston hydro project

Genex Power has entered an agreement with the McConnell Dowell/John Holland joint venture to immediately start early works on the 250MW Kidston pumped storage hydro project. Genex said the agreed program of works would accelerate development of the project ahead of financial close, expected in the first half of this year. It will focus on work surrounding hydraulic design and related activ...

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