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Jul 15, 2019
Australian LNG exports soar

Australian LNG exports soar

Australia exported 75.1 million tonnes of LNG in 2018/19, 21.2 per cent more than the previous year, according to figures from EnergyQuest. The energy advisory firm expects Australian output to hit about 80Mt in 2019/20 – seeing it overtake Qatar, which is currently has the world’s top nameplate capacity. With total export revenue estimated to… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ C...

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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… This content is...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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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… This content i...

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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… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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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 Industry Queenslan...

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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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