Energy

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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Aug 01, 2020
Blue Energy fired up over Bowen Basin gas potential

Blue Energy fired up over Bowen Basin gas potential

Blue Energy says it has received positive results from a pre-feasibility study for a gas-fired power project in the Nebo area. Blue commissioned engineering firm Clough to undertake the pre-feasibility/business case study for the proposed plant, which would use gas from its Monslatt Block tenement (ATP814). “The findings of the study show that low-emission gas-fired peaking capacity i...

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Jul 27, 2020
Tully Millstream hydro on NQ First agenda

Tully Millstream hydro on NQ First agenda

Reviving plans for the Tully Millstream hydro scheme north-west of Tully is a key job-creating project on NQ First’s election platform. Party leader and Whitsunday MP Jason Costigan has promised $400 million to make the hydroelectric power project a reality if NQ First wins the balance of power at the State election on October 31. Mr Costigan, who made the announcement in Cairns today...

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Jul 22, 2020
UGL snags $180m in oil and gas work

UGL snags $180m in oil and gas work

Contractor UGL has secured a multi-year extension of its maintenance, service and shutdown services contract for GLNG’s Curtis Island facility. It was among $180 million in new contracts and extensions the CIMIC Group company announced today. They also included work at Viva Energy’s Geelong refinery, offshore platform work for Esso Australia, and a multi-year contract with BP Kw...

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