Sep 11, 2018

Entura takes the reins at $1b renewable energy project

Entura takes the reins at $1b renewable energy project

Genex Power has appointed Entura as owner’s engineer (OE) for the Stage 2 development at its planned $1 billion Kidston Renewable Energy Hub in North Queensland.

Entura will will undertake detailed design and engineering verification as well as providing construction and commissioning advice during the Project implementation phase, working closely with the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractors.

The appointment covers Genex Power’s planned 250MW Pumped Storage Hydro project (K2H) and the adjacent multi-staged 270MW Solar project (K2S).

“We are delighted to appoint Entura as our Owner’s Engineer for the Kidston Stage 2 projects,” Genex chief executive officer James Harding said.

“We have established and maintained a strong relationship with Entura, having initially worked together to complete the technical feasibility study for our flagship project (the 250MW Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro project) in 2016.

“As one of the market leaders in renewables and hydropower, Entura will provide valuable experience and expertise, plus their in-depth project knowledge, to assist with the successful delivery of the project and we look forward to continuing our collaboration as we progress the development of the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub.”

The company has already commissioned Stage 1 (K1), a 50MW solar project at the former Kidston gold mine.

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