Energy

Jun 08, 2020
Queensland generated steam

Queensland generated steam

Partner sponsor It may well be that society is driven by technology. Well every head needs a heart and the heart of modern industry is steam. From hospitals to food treatment to electricity generation, steam affects change in most people’s lives for the better. Steam is right among solutions for the new ‘green’ era. This includes powering turbines which are run from waste biomass l...

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Jun 01, 2020
Powerlink crews go for a spin in inspection campaign

Powerlink crews go for a spin in inspection campaign

Helicopters are taking to the skies to inspect Powerlink Queensland’s electricity network in North Queensland throughout June and July. This work involves inspections and crew tower transfer operations in areas including Townsville, Lynam, Pinnacles, Kelso, Alice River, Paluma, Koombooloomba, Kirrama, Glen Ruth, Wairuna, Mount Fox, Hervey Range, Dotswood and Valley of Lagoons (weather permit...

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May 26, 2020
Mahalo moving along the approvals pathway

Mahalo moving along the approvals pathway

The Mahalo gas project in Central Queensland has passed a key environmental hurdle on the pathway to production. Proponent Comet Ridge said today the approval under the Commonwealth Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act was the first of two environmental steps required to move forward to production. The second was being assessed by the Queensland Department of ...

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May 25, 2020
Santos and Denison awarded new gas exploration tenders

Santos and Denison awarded new gas exploration tenders

Santos has won a tender to explore for gas across more than 2000sq km of highly prospective land between Chinchilla and Roma. Meanwhile Denison Gas has been awarded a tender to explore for gas to supply to Australian-only users from 568sq km of land south-east of Emerald in the Bowen Basin (see map below). Queensland Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham announced the successful explorers toda...

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May 22, 2020
Roadmap shines spotlight on carbon capture potential

Roadmap shines spotlight on carbon capture potential

Carbon capture and storage was a hot topic this week, with the release of the Federal Government’s Technology Investment Roadmap discussion paper. CO2CRC chief executive David Byers hailed the paper as a powerful endorsement of the potential for carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) to play a vital role in meeting the challenge of supplying more energy with fewer emissions. ...

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May 20, 2020
Real Energy eyes large-scale hydrogen opportunities

Real Energy eyes large-scale hydrogen opportunities

A new Real Energy subsidiary has earmarked sites in the Surat Basin and near Gladstone for a potential large-scale hydrogen fuel plant. Pure Hydrogen Corporation was established to undertake a detailed scoping study to assess the commercial viability of building, owning and operating a hydrogen fuel plant in Queensland. It is considering a hydrogen fuel plant with a minimum annual productio...

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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 ...

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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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