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Jan 12, 2021
Qld hydrogen proponent in refuelling network deal

Qld hydrogen proponent in refuelling network deal

Pure Hydrogen Corporation and HYZON Motors have agreed to collaborate on the development of a network of hydrogen refuelling points in Australia. Pure Hydrogen Corporation, a Real Energy subsidiary, was established in 2020 to undertake a detailed scoping study to assess the commercial viability of building, owning and operating a hydrogen fuel plant in Queensland. It has earmarked sites nea...

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Nov 27, 2020
Origin progressing green hydrogen plan for NQ

Origin progressing green hydrogen plan for NQ

Major power and gas player Origin Energy aims to start front-end engineering design work in 2021 for a green liquid hydrogen plant at Townsville. The company is collaborating with Japanese manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries on the North Queensland project, and they completed a feasibility study this year. “This project is one of the largest and most advanced hydrogen projects in A...

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Nov 19, 2020
Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex expects to seal hydro project deal within weeks

Genex Power expects to reach financial close on its Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project by the end of 2020 after a series of setbacks. The company missed its September 2020 target date for delivering financial close on the project, which is expecetd to deliver 500 jobs in construction. But chairman Ralph Craven, speaking at the company AGM, said Genex was now in the final stages of negotia...

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Nov 04, 2020
Major repairs for new Coopers Gap wind farm

Major repairs for new Coopers Gap wind farm

Australia’s largest wind farm, the $850 million Coopers Gap project in Queensland, is to undergo major repairs after faults were found during commissioning. Project operator AGL said in a statement today that one of the 123 wind turbines would have to be replaced as well as a number of generators. GE CATCON was appointed by Powering Australian Renewables Fund (PARF) to construct the wind ...

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Oct 30, 2020
Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Sun Cable to power Walford Creek mining operation

Aeon Metals is turning to the sun to power its proposed Walford Creek copper-cobalt project in North-West Queensland. The company has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Sun Cable to provide an energy solution for the operation. Sun Cable has been hitting the headlines for its $22 billion plan to build the world’s largest dispatchable solar and battery power station in the Northern Terri...

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Oct 28, 2020
Western Downs on a roll as Wambo wind farm advances

Western Downs on a roll as Wambo wind farm advances

The Wambo wind farm in the Western Downs region has received State planning approval, with construction expected to begin next year. Cubico Sustainable Investments and Renewable Energy Partners (REP) are developing the 500MW project, expected to create about 200 jobs in construction. In addition to wind turbines, the project – near Jandowae – is planned to incorporate a 50MW (20...

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Oct 26, 2020
Financial milestone for $600m solar project

Financial milestone for $600m solar project

Neoen has tied up the finances it needs to proceed with the Western Downs Green Power Hub, described as the largest solar farm in Australia. The $600 million project near Chinchilla is expected to create more than 400 construction jobs. Sterling & Wilson were appointed as the project’s Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) contractor in May, design and engineering works be...

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Sep 30, 2020
QUT research adds shine to  $600m energy project

QUT research adds shine to $600m energy project

Vast Solar has joined forces with the Queensland University of Technology to help optimise its planned $600 million clean energy project in Mount Isa. The North West Queensland Hybrid Power Plant will use concentrated solar thermal power (CSP) technology based on mirrors. This will be integrated with a solar PV system, a large-scale battery and gas engines. Vast Solar said the new plant...

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Sep 22, 2020
Taylor outlines technology investment priorities

Taylor outlines technology investment priorities

Hydrogen, energy storage and carbon capture and storage are key planks of the Federal Government’s new Low Emissions Technology Statement. Energy and Emissions Reduction Minister Angus Taylor released the statement, described as the first milestone in Australia’s Technology Investment Roadmap. It outlines five priority technologies and economic stretch goals to make new technologies...

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