Energy

Jul 15, 2020
CopperString study highlights jobs bonanza

CopperString study highlights jobs bonanza

Developing the CopperString 2.0 transmission project would power an additional 3560 jobs in North and North-West Queensland in the next 30 years, a new report shows. The report, “Re-powering the Townsville & North West Minerals Province Industrial Economy”, also finds that Queensland’s aggregate Gross State Product would increase by $139 billion with the project up and running. Th...

Read More
Jul 14, 2020
Santos launches hydrogen study for zero-emission future

Santos launches hydrogen study for zero-emission future

GHD is carrying out a concept study for Santos on the potential to de-carbonise natural gas at the source to make “zero-emissions” or “blue” hydrogen. The aim would be for the carbon dioxide produced as a result to be safely captured and stored in the same reservoirs that the gas came from. Santos managing director and chief executive officer Kevin Gallagher said the Cooper Basin h...

Read More
Jul 08, 2020
Investor backs $350m Gladstone solar project

Investor backs $350m Gladstone solar project

The planned $350 million Rodds Bay Solar Farm south of Gladstone has attracted backing from UK investment group United Green. More than 300 construction jobs are expected to be generated in bringing the 300MW project online, with early works tipped to kick off in coming months. United Green has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake from the current project owner, Renew Estate. ...

Read More
Jul 08, 2020
Jemena graduate program open to applicants

Jemena graduate program open to applicants

Gas infrastructure company Jemena is on the look-out for graduates who want to join Australia’s energy sector. Launching its 2021 Graduate Program, Jemena executive general manager of people, safety and legal, Jodie Blake, described it as the perfect launch pad for graduates to kick-start their careers. The program would challenge participants to tackle real world-problems and take owne...

Read More
Jul 07, 2020
Lease approvals for Mahalo gas project

Lease approvals for Mahalo gas project

The Mahalo gas project near Rolleston in Central Queensland has been granted its necessary petroleum leases for 30 years. Proponent Comet Ridge said the petroleum lease awards were the final regulatory approval required for the project to move forwardto production. They follow Commonwealth environmental approvals in May and the Queensland Department of Environment and Science environmental ...

Read More
Jul 01, 2020
Genex powers ahead with Kidston hydro plans

Genex powers ahead with Kidston hydro plans

Genex Power has pinned down construction pricing and secured a further extension for its NAIF loan offer as it steams towards financial close for the Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project. Genex chief executive officer James Harding said the company was focused on starting construction in the coming months – creating an estimated 500 jobs in North Queensland over the next four years. ...

Read More
Jun 26, 2020
New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

New $2b energy project in the wind for Hughenden

A North Queensland renewable energy business has announced plans to build a 1000MW wind farm on grazing land north of Hughenden. The proposed Mount James Wind Farm would include 200 wind turbines and is expected to cost up to $2 billion to develop. North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (NQREZ) executive director Dr John Keir said the project would deliver renewable clean energy to support...

Read More
Jun 25, 2020
Sun Metals kicks off NQ hydrogen push

Sun Metals kicks off NQ hydrogen push

Sun Metals has attracted a $5 million State grant to help build North Queensland’s first renewable hydrogen facility.State Development Minister Kate Jones said Sun Metals would build the new facility at its Townsville zinc processing plant after securing support from the $15 million Hydrogen Industry Development Fund (HIDF).“Hydrogen has huge potential to pump millions of dollars into our eco...

Read More
Jun 22, 2020
Opportunity to power-up  skills at Tarong

Opportunity to power-up skills at Tarong

Power generator Stanwell is recruiting for apprentices at its Tarong complex in the South Burnett region. Stanwell general manager generation Brad Perry said the company’s Apprentice and Trainee Program offered opportunities for local people of all ages and experience to learn new skills. “The opportunities on offer in the 2021 Apprentice and Trainee Program at the Tarong power sta...

Read More
Menu