Energy

Aug 20, 2020
Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Energy companies seek next generation of talent

Applications open on Friday for more than 80 apprenticeships Queensland-wide with energy distributors Ergon and Energex in 2021. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said 86 apprentices would be employed across 41 depots from Far North Queensland to the Gold Coast and west to Mount Isa and Longreach. Some of the apprentice positions available include electrotechnology electricians, linesperso...

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Aug 19, 2020
First Gladstone LNG to Chile

First Gladstone LNG to Chile

Australia has just shipped its first LNG cargo to Chile. EnergyQuest siad the cargo was transported aboard the Sevilla Knutsen (pictured) from the Shell-operated QCLNG project at Gladstone. QCLNG cargoes generally go to China and Japan. The tanker Sevilla Knutsen docked at Quintero, Chile on August 15 after a 24-day voyage of more than 13,500 nautical miles. Quintero mostly imports LNG carg...

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Aug 18, 2020
State Gas upbeat on Reid’s Dome CSG future

State Gas upbeat on Reid’s Dome CSG future

State Gas says the Phase 1 appraisal program at its Reid’s Dome gas field has confirmed the presence of significant coal seam gas across more than 12km. “Given the greenfield nature of the field, the results obtained to date have exceeded my expectations,” State Gas executive chairman Richard Cottee said. “Through Phase 1, we have also obtained valuable information for futur...

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Aug 13, 2020
Tarong power plant set for two-month overhaul

Tarong power plant set for two-month overhaul

A $36.2 million overhaul at Tarong Power Station will see a peak workforce of more than 500 pump millions of dollars into the South Burnett region from next month. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the two-month overhaul of Unit 2 was part of the power station’s regular maintenance works. “This overhaul will mean work for more than 30 South Burnett locals, as well as other workers ...

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Aug 11, 2020
Webinar provides update on CopperString  potential

Webinar provides update on CopperString potential

Townsville Enterprise will host a live CopperString webinar next week to focus on the growth potential from the planned $1.5 billion transmission project. Connecting to the National Electricity Market is expected to lower power prices paid by miners and other customers in the North West Minerals Province by at least 40 per cent Proponents say this has the potential to maximise opportuniti...

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Aug 10, 2020
Genex Power raises cash to fast-track CQ battery project

Genex Power raises cash to fast-track CQ battery project

Genex Power is on a fundraising drive to help fast-track the planned Como battery project in Rockhampton and cover financial close costs for the Kidston hydro project. The company has raised just over $21 million through a successful share placement and announced a share purchase plan today to raise a further $7 million. It comes after Genex Power last week revealed plans for a 50MW/75MWh C...

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Aug 04, 2020
Genex to bring big battery project to Rockhampton

Genex to bring big battery project to Rockhampton

Genex Power has revealed plans for a big battery project in Central Queensland, with construction planned to begin next year. The 50MW/75MWh Como battery storage project will be built near Rockhamption and is expected to cost around $50 million to bring online. Genex Power is also continuing to advance its Kidston pumped hydro project south-west of Cairns, with an expected cost of $700 mill...

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Aug 04, 2020
CopperString beats other key projects on cost-benefit scale

CopperString beats other key projects on cost-benefit scale

Every $1 invested in the CopperString 2.0 power transmission project is forecast to deliver $4.54 in benefits for Australia, economic analysis shows. Director of project proponent CuString, Joseph O’Brien, said ACIL Allen had recently completed economic modelling estimating the planned transmission line’s Benefit Cost Ratio (BCR) to be 4.54. “The significance of this analysis is t...

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Aug 03, 2020
Easternwell’s latest rig goes into service for Santos

Easternwell’s latest rig goes into service for Santos

Easternwell has mobilised a new ALRx workover rig as part of a 12-month contract for for Santos coal seam gas developments in eastern Queensland. The new rig is one of three recently designed and built by Easternwell at its updated facility in Withcott, outside Toowoomba. Easternwell general manager energy Kyle Koziol said the Advantage Light Rig Extra or ALRx was the latest in well servici...

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