Energy

May 20, 2020
Major win for Southern Cross Townsville team

Major win for Southern Cross Townsville team

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has secured a five-yeardeal to provide asset inspection and maintenance services on Energy Queensland’s northern region network. The new agreement is expected to earn more than $40 million for Southern Cross and follows a three-year services agreement ending in June. The Energy Queensland work will continue to be delivered by Southern Cross’...

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May 20, 2020
New executive to take the reins at Powerlink

New executive to take the reins at Powerlink

Powerlink Queensland has a new chief executive coming onboard next month. Professor Paul Simshauser has been appointed to lead the government-owned corporation that owns and operates Queensland’s transmission network. Professor Simshauser brings more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry across the public and private sectors. He is the executive general manager â€...

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May 19, 2020
CopperString spark-up in State’s COVID-19 strategy

CopperString spark-up in State’s COVID-19 strategy

A $14.8 million injection to nudge the CopperString 2.0 power project towards lift-off is among a package of COVID-19 fightback measures the State Government announced today. The $1.5 billion scheme will connect the North West Minerals Province with the national electricity grid with the construction of more than 1000km of transmission infrastructure between Woodstock and Mount Isa. Premier...

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May 19, 2020
Premier reveals details of ‘economic reset’ plan

Premier reveals details of ‘economic reset’ plan

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has unveiled the first stage of an economic reset for Queensland to push back against the impact of COVID-19. The Queensland Economic Recovery Strategy includes a pledge to maintain infrastructure investment at more than $50 billion over the next four years and a $400 million Accelerated Works Program to deliver new road, bridge and pavement sealing works. Ther...

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May 18, 2020
Gladstone the focus of new  2GW renewable energy push

Gladstone the focus of new 2GW renewable energy push

Renewable energy firms RES and Energy Estate plan to develop a raft of projects centred on the Gladstone area to deliver 2GW of power. In a joint announcement today, the companies said they were working together on the Central Queensland Power project (CQP). The concept behind the CQP project was to accelerate development of a portfolio of strategically located wind, solar and energy storag...

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May 15, 2020
Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

Sessions to help suppliers tap Forest Wind work

The developers behind a $2 billion wind farm proposal are planning a set of project information sessions for suppliers next week. The State Government in February granted development approval for the Forest Wind project, comprising up to 226 turbines. The project is expected to create about 440 jobs during construction and a further 50 full-time jobs during operation. Forest Wind is...

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May 14, 2020
New Atlas gas sales deal with CleanCo Queensland

New Atlas gas sales deal with CleanCo Queensland

Senex Energy has secured a further domestic gas sales agreement with power generator CleanCo Queensland to be supplied from its new Atlas project near Wandoan. Under the one-year agreement, Senex will supply CleanCo with 2.55 PJ of natural gas, commencing January 1 2021. Atlas gas will fuel Swanbank E, CleanCo’s 385MW gas-fired power station near Ipswich in south-east Queensland. Cle...

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May 14, 2020
Gas country tenders open to fire up exploration

Gas country tenders open to fire up exploration

The State Government has opened 12 parcels of land covering more than 6700sq km to tender for gas exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today said the land, in the resource-rich Bowen and Surat basins, was in proven highly prospective regions. “This is about keeping exploration moving in Queensland to support our post COVID-19 economic recovery,” Dr Lynham said. The new land ...

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May 08, 2020
Methane in the mix

Methane in the mix

Methane may be the next renewable energy source. A modular renewable production demonstration plant will be built at the APA Group’s Wallumbilla plant with the help of a $1.1 million Federal Government grant. The renewable methane process involves the production of renewable hydrogen from an Anion Exchange Membrane (AEM) electrolyser. The electrolyser uses water extracted from the...

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