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Aug 01, 2019
Power flows from $850m wind farm project

Power flows from $850m wind farm project

The Coopers Gap windfarm near Kingaroy has begun generating electricity, with 50 of the site’s 123 giant turbines installed. AGL said it remained on track for completion this financial year of what is Australia’s largest wind farm. “We’re pleased to announce that the Coopers Gap Wind Farm is generating electricity into the National Electricity Market,” AGL general manager developmen...

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Jun 17, 2019
Windlab making headway on Lakeland development

Windlab making headway on Lakeland development

Windlab is expected to shortlist preferred turbine suppliers within weeks for its planned 104MW Lakeland wind farm in Far North Queensland. Windlab – which is also the developer of Kennedy Energy Park – previously announced a new tender process for the EPC contract for the Lakeland project. In an announcement to the market today, the company said competitive bids had been receiv...

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Mar 11, 2019
Approval puts wind in energy project’s sails

Approval puts wind in energy project’s sails

The State Government says over 400 jobs will be generated next year as part of a multi-million-dollar renewable energy project in south-west Queensland. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Cameron Dick, said 56 wind turbines had been approved for the $450 million Renewable Energy Systems wind farm project at Dulacca, 250km north-west of Toowoomba. Mr ...

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Dec 14, 2018
Wind farm work packages online now

Wind farm work packages online now

Lacour Energy is promoting work packages for its $1 billion Clarke Creek wind farm project on the ICN Gateway. The company is partnering with Goldwind Australia to deliver the project, 150km north-west of Rockhampton. It will comprise up to 195 wind turbines, 200MW to 400MW of solar power and battery energy storage. A final investment decision is expected next year, with construction fla...

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Sep 12, 2018
Transformers trucked in as $850m wind farm advances

Transformers trucked in as $850m wind farm advances

Two 200-tonne electricity transformers have arrived at Cooranga North near Kingaroy to help connect AGL’s Coopers Gap wind farm to the grid. CATCON is responsible for the $850 million project’s construction, while GE will supply and install its 123 wind turbines. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said special trucks were required transport the transformers more than 260km from the Port of Brisbane...

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Aug 21, 2018
Turbines turning as FNQ wind farm nears completion

Turbines turning as FNQ wind farm nears completion

The first turbines are starting to turn at the 180MW Mount Emerald wind farm near Mareeba. They are undergoing a staged testing and commissioning process ahead of the $360 million project achieving full commercial operation in November. Project developer Ratch Australia Corporation described the testing as a significant milestone, saying it announced Mount Emerald’s “electrification” and followed ...

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