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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 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 02, 2020
Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

Coal company signs up for renewable power supply

BHP has signed a deal that will see it meet half of the electricity needs across its Queensland coal mines from low-emissions sources, including solar and wind. The company says the renewable power purchasing agreement will help it halve emissions from electricity use in its Queensland operations by 2025, based on FY2020 levels. The agreement, with state-owned clean energy generator and re...

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Aug 28, 2020
Columboola solar farm construction sparks up

Columboola solar farm construction sparks up

Construction is kicking off on a multimillion-dollar solar farm between Chinchilla and Miles, creating 400 jobs from this month. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham today announced that Hana Financial Investment would build the 162 megawatt Columboola Solar Farm. It came as UK-based project developers Luminous Energy announced financial close on the solar farm project and its concurrent sale...

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Jul 21, 2020
Mount Isa earmarked for $600m energy project

Mount Isa earmarked for $600m energy project

Renewable energy company Vast Solar has identified Mount Isa as the preferred site for a $600 million dispatchable power project. The 50MW power plant would combine a solar photovoltaic (PV) system, large-scale battery storage and gas engines with solar-thermal power technology developed by the company. The project is expected to create hundreds of jobs during a two-year construction phase...

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Jul 08, 2020
Investor backs $350m Gladstone solar project

Investor backs $350m Gladstone solar project

The planned $350 million Rodds Bay Solar Farm south of Gladstone has attracted backing from UK investment group United Green. More than 300 construction jobs are expected to be generated in bringing the 300MW project online, with early works tipped to kick off in coming months. United Green has signed an agreement to acquire a majority stake from the current project owner, Renew Estate. ...

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May 06, 2020
Neoen plans July start for $570m solar farm build

Neoen plans July start for $570m solar farm build

Renewable energy company Neoen has signed a deal paving the way for it to build Australia’s largest solar farm near Chinchilla. Construction of the 460-480mWp Western Downs Green Power Hub is expected to begin in July and create more than 400 jobs. Neon announced today that it had signed a 352 MWp power purchase agreement with CleanCo Queensland for energy from the $570 million projec...

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Oct 28, 2019
New solar farm set to connect at Columboola

New solar farm set to connect at Columboola

Luminous Energy has completed a contract to connect its proposed 162MW Columboola Solar Farm to the state’s network via the Columboola Substation. Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham said the solar farm, near Miles, would provide up to 400 construction jobs and the substation and transmission line works would support another 17 jobs. Construction of the project’s transmission assets is du...

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