Energy

Jun 16, 2020
Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Renewable energy company Austrom Hydrogen says it has secured land in the Callide region suitable for a 3600MW solar-powered hydrogen facility. The company is exploring partner opportunities domestically and internationally to advance the Pacific Solar Hydrogen project. “We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentu...

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Jun 12, 2020
Callide power plant ready for $60m overhaul

Callide power plant ready for $60m overhaul

A $60 million overhaul starts at CS Energy’s Callide Power Station next week, creating work for about 140 Queensland contractors and $6 million in flow-on benefits to Biloela. Downer is acting as major contractor for the project, set to run from June 20 to November 30. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the overhaul of two of Callide’s four units would also bring up to 60 specia...

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Jun 11, 2020
Mini solar farms power up Cairns wastewater treatment

Mini solar farms power up Cairns wastewater treatment

Construction is underway on four mini solar farms, and additional roof-mounted solar panels, at five of the Cairns Region’s wastewater treatment plants. Solgen Energy Group was awarded the $3 million contract to build the mini solar farms. Chief commercial officer David Naismith said Solgen was working with local businesses to construct the mini solar farms. They will generate an estim...

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Jun 11, 2020
State backs Barcaldine renewable energy plans

State backs Barcaldine renewable energy plans

The State Government is providing $300,000 towards the development of the Barcaldine Renewable Energy Hub with Sunshot Energy. Sunshot estimates the project could create 200 local jobs and attract up to $500 million of new investment to the central-west. Studies into the hub’s development will be conducted by the government’s Central Western Queensland Remote Area Planning and Developme...

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Jun 11, 2020
APLNG hits 500 cargoes out of Curtis Island

APLNG hits 500 cargoes out of Curtis Island

The 500th cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has sailed from the Australia Pacific LNG facility on Curtis Island.   ConocoPhillips Australia president Nicholas McKenna said the milestone came nearly four and a half years since our first cargo sailed in January 2016 and 10 years since the business became part of the Gladstone community. “Since 2011, ConocoPhillips Australia, as down...

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Jun 11, 2020
Stanwell set for two-month  shutdown project

Stanwell set for two-month shutdown project

A $50 million overhaul is due to kick-off at Stanwell Power Station in Central Queensland next month, with an expected workforce of 600. The two-month shutdown of one of the station’s four generating units will allow works including the plant’s four-yearly boiler statuary inspection, turbine HIP cover lift, turbine LP cover lift, generator rotor detailed inspection, and AVR and synchro...

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Jun 10, 2020
Senex reaches completion on $400m gas development

Senex reaches completion on $400m gas development

Senex Energy is marking the successful completion of its $400 million Surat Basin natural gas development. The company says it has completed an 80-well drilling campaign for the project, down from the 110 or so wells originally planned due to continued production outperformance. The project also saw Senex and infrastructure partner Jemena build and commission facilities at Roma North and At...

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Jun 09, 2020
Environmental all-clear for CQ gas development

Environmental all-clear for CQ gas development

The Queensland Government has granted environmental approval for Comet Ridge’s Mahalo gas project near Rolleston in Central Queensland. It comes after the gas development last week gained approval under the Commonwealth Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act. Comet Ridge managing director Tor McCaul said the third and last approval step, the issuing of the...

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Jun 09, 2020
New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

New exploration tenders to fire up gas growth

The Queensland Government is opening up a further 1500sq km of gas country for exploration. Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said five parcels were to be released for tender on June 18 around Moonie and Injune in the resource-rich Surat and Bowen Basins. “It’s essential that we keep exploration underway to identify the resources projects and jobs of the future as we emerge from COVID-19...

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