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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 economy...

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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 stati...

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Jun 18, 2020
Armour sells stake in CSG block for $4m

Armour sells stake in CSG block for $4m

Armour Energy is selling its stake in Surat Basin’s Murrungama block to Australia Pacific LNG for a total of $4 million.  The coal seam gas exploration tenure is located 22km south-west of Chinchilla and adjoins APLNG’s Talinga Project Armour and APLNG were awarded authority to prospect on the ground in July 2019 by the State Government after a successful joint tender bid.  They w...

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Jun 16, 2020
Renewable energy skills centre wins backing

Renewable energy skills centre wins backing

The State Government is joining forces with Electro Group Training to develop a $23 million Renewable Energy Training Facility for Queensland. The government is stumping up $17 million for the Brisbane facility, expected to provide skills training for 750 apprentices a year as well as assisting about 26,000 local licensed electricians with further training. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk an...

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Jun 16, 2020
Armour expands portfolio, launches fundraising

Armour expands portfolio, launches fundraising

Armour Energy is on the march with the takeover of a raft of Cooper Eromanga Basin assets and a boost in reserves at its Kincora gas project in the Surat Basin. The company has just launched a capital raising and announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer as well. Armour yesterday reported it had executed a share sale agreement with Oilex equivalent to $906,500 for the acqui...

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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 momentum ...

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