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May 19, 2020
CopperString spark-up in State’s COVID-19 strategy

CopperString spark-up in State’s COVID-19 strategy

A $14.8 million injection to nudge the CopperString 2.0 power project towards lift-off is among a package of COVID-19 fightback measures the State Government announced today. The $1.5 billion scheme will connect the North West Minerals Province with the national electricity grid with the construction of more than 1000km of transmission infrastructure between Woodstock and Mount Isa. Premier...

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Mar 04, 2020
‘Micropiling’ technique secures FNQ power towers

‘Micropiling’ technique secures FNQ power towers

Powerlink has completed a $6 million mountainside project to maintain the transmission line connecting Barron Gorge Power Station to the grid in Far North Queensland. Helicopters, all-terrain vehicles and specialised equipment were used to complete maintenance work on 18 electricity transmission towers along the line near Cairns, supporting 17 jobs in the process. Energy Minister Dr Antho...

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Feb 08, 2020
Federal backing for new coal-fired power plant

Federal backing for new coal-fired power plant

The Federal Government has pledged up to $4 million to support Shine Energy’s proposal to build a 1GW coal-fired power plant at Collinsville. It is one of two projects earmarked for grants under the $10 million Supporting Reliable Energy Infrastructure program. The focus is on providing affordable and reliable energy for commercial and industrial customers, specifically for high energy-us...

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Sep 04, 2019
CopperString power project moves to EIS phase

CopperString power project moves to EIS phase

The proposed $1.5 billion CopperString project continues to push ahead, with the release of final terms of reference for the project’s environmental impact statement (EIS). It comes after the The State Government last week pledged $1.18 million for the CopperString 2.0 power project as part of a North West Queensland Economic Diversification Strategy The project proponent CuString ...

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