Mar 22, 2018

Spotlight on Western Downs project pipeline

Spotlight on Western Downs project pipeline

The inaugural Western Downs Major Project Pipeline Enterprise Evening event will be held in Chinchilla in April, showcasing a range of resource projects and providing details of tendering opportunities.

Organised by Toowoomba and Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE), in partnership with Western Downs Regional Council, the Major Project Pipeline evening will demonstrate the breadth of major project owners working in gas, coal, renewable, and alternate energies in the region.

TSBE Surat Basin Supply Chain general manager Reagan Parle said the event would highlight the mix of available and possible energy sources in the Western Downs region.

“The Wednesday night will showcase technologies and opportunities to the large conference audience, and the site tours on Thursday will demonstrate applications to end-users,” Mr Parle said.

“The Enterprise Evening will also serve to outline specific business/tendering opportunities from the projects that will be featured.”

Mr Parle said attendees would also hear about these projects’ timelines for development and how they procured goods and services.

Some examples of the current and proposed projects that will be highlighted during the event include the $820 million AGL Coopers Gap Wind Farm, Senex’s proposed gas project to Wandoan, and new solar farms (proposed and under way).

Western Downs Regional Council Mayor Paul McVeigh described energy as “one of the four pillars” of his region’s economy.

“The renewables sector in the Western Downs is progressing at a remarkable pace,” Cr McVeigh said.

“We currently have $5.5 billion worth of renewables on the books for the Western Downs, and of that $1.2 billion is under construction – this is happening right now, and it’s a very exciting time for the Western Downs.”

It is anticipated more than 200 guests will be in attendance to hear from an impressive line-up of speakers from the various resource sectors.

For more information about the Enterprise Evening event or to book, contact the TSBE office on (07) 46 394600.

Venue: Chinchilla Cultural Centre

Time: 5.30pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018

To book: www.tsbe.com.au/events

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