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Apr 21, 2021
Green light for $1.96b wind project

Green light for $1.96b wind project

Acciona has won approval to build the $1.96 billion MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct at Cement Mills in Queensland’s Southern Downs region. Deputy Premier and Planning Minister Steven Miles said the project – involving two windfarms – had received the green light from the State Assessment and Referral Agency. The approval clears the way for the… This content is for iQ Coal, iQ...

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Apr 15, 2021
Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Kidston hydro on track as NAIF loan finalised

Genex Power has flagged it is on track to start construction this month and reach financial close in May on the $777 million Kidston pumped hydro project. It has executed all outstanding financing documentation, including closing on a $610 million loan through the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF). Genex chief executive officer James Harding. Expected… This content is for iQ...

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Apr 09, 2021
Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Renewable energy opportunities bright for Rockhampton region

Rockhampton is promoting its credentials as an emerging powerhouse for renewable energy developments, with a raft of wind, solar and battery storage projects in the pipeline. Mayor Tony Williams said the building of these new facilities would give the region the opportunity to play an important part in the generation of renewable energy. “Since the… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil an...

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Apr 08, 2021
QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM backs solar, wind studies to advance green hydrogen plan

QEM is pushing ahead with a green hydrogen proposal for its Julia Creek vanadium and oil shale project, engaging specialists to look into potential wind and solar power generation at the site. DNV Australia has been engaged to undertake a pre-feasibility study into power generation from solar and wind farms, as part of the broader… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ Civi...

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Mar 31, 2021
Countdown to construction as Genex ticks more boxes

Countdown to construction as Genex ticks more boxes

Genex Power has announced another milestone for its 250MW Kidston pumped storage hydro project, reaching project document contractual close. It has also issued notice to proceed to Powerlink to enable work to commence on development on the new 186km 275kV transmission line from Kidston to a new switching station to be constructed at Mount Fox…. This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ ...

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Mar 24, 2021
Genex lines up final funds for $777m hydro project

Genex lines up final funds for $777m hydro project

Genex Power says it has secured the final pieces of a $777 million financing package that will allow the Kidston pumped storage hydro project to proceed. And it has flagged a start for construction activities at the North Queensland site next month. It comes through the launch of a fully underwritten capital raising for $90… This content is for iQ Civil, iQ Civil and iQ Coal, iQ Civil and i...

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Mar 23, 2021
Next step for Epuron’s Specimen Hill wind plans

Next step for Epuron’s Specimen Hill wind plans

Renewable energy company Epuron is preparing a development application for the proposed Specimen Hill Wind Farm, about 25km north-east of Biloela in Central Queensland. The company said the onsite technical studies required for the application were nearing completion and it was establishing agreements with the site Traditional Owners including the Bailai, Gurang, Gooreng Gooreng, Taribelang…...

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Mar 23, 2021
Powerlink deal a key step towards hydro start

Powerlink deal a key step towards hydro start

Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project developer Genex Power has finalised negotiations with Powerlink Queensland over the new energy hub’s connection to grid. It says building the electricity infrastructure together with the pumped hydro project will deliver more than 800 new jobs in North Queensland. The key deal is among the pieces falling in place as… This content is for iQ Civil, i...

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Mar 22, 2021
Deal backs $600m Mount Isa power project

Deal backs $600m Mount Isa power project

Vast Solar has signed a joint development agreement with Stanwell Corporation for its $600 million North West Queensland Hybrid Power Project. The agreement includes funding for a $10 million feasibility study for the proposed dispatchable renewable energy project in Mount Isa. “This is a major step forward for the project and the North West Minerals… This content is for iQ Coal, iQ Civil, ...

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