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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, Infrastructure and...

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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… This content is for iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ...

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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… This content ...

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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… This content is for iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo...

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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… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ Coal,...

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Jan 22, 2019
Labor unveils plan for $1b hydrogen boost

Labor unveils plan for $1b hydrogen boost

Gladstone is in line to be ‘ground zero’ for a budding Australian hydrogen industry under a $1.14 billion National Hydrogen Plan announced by federal Labor. The plan includes investing $3 million to establish a National Hydrogen Innovation Hub in Gladstone. It would see $1 billion of funding from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation allocated to… This content is for iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Ge...

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Dec 18, 2018
Gold rush worth the wait for Kidston miners

Gold rush worth the wait for Kidston miners

In many ways Kidston has had an unusual history, according to James Cook University historian Jan Wegner. “Kidston was established surprisingly late,” Dr Wegner said. “The three gold-bearing hills later knownas Wise’s, Mack’s and North’s Knobs, a few kilometres from the Copperfield River, are part of the Etheridge goldfield which began in 1868. “Yet it… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civi...

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Dec 14, 2018
Wind farm work packages online now

Wind farm work packages online now

Lacour Energy is promoting work packages for its $1 billion Clarke Creek wind farm project on the ICN Gateway. The company is partnering with Goldwind Australia to deliver the project, 150km north-west of Rockhampton. It will comprise up to 195 wind turbines, 200MW to 400MW of solar power and battery energy storage. A final investment decision… This content is for iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo,...

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Nov 15, 2018
Santos wins gas exploration approval

Santos wins gas exploration approval

Santos has been given the green light by the State Government for further exploration in the key gas-producing Surat and Bowen basins. Santos has joined forces with Shell in a 50-50 partnership to explore an area of about 400sq km near Surat. The company said the area was immediately south of the Wallumbilla hub, meaning… This content is for iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ Miner’s Life,...

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