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A PROPOSED $2 billion wind farm project for North Queensland could create up to 400 construction jobs and would aim to deliver cheaper power. read more »
Plans to build a 720MW solar farm and a very big battery of around 400MWh in the New South Wales New England region have cleared another major hurdle, after locking in a grid connection agreement with network provider Transgrid. read more »
A $650m gas, solar and battery power station has been approved by the South Australian government with the proposed facility set to supply 550,000 homes by 2022. read more »
The Queensland government has announced a $17 million grant to establish a new “state-of-the-art” renewable energy training facility in Brisbane, focusing on apprentices, as part of the state government’s ongoing stimulus measures in response to Covid-19. read more »
Australian Potash has the finish line in sight for its Lake Wells Potash project in Western Australia. read more »
Major projects will have their approval times slashed under environmental laws in a federal bid to fast-track billions of dollars of building work in the recovery from the coronavirus crisis. read more »
Arrow Energy has sanctioned commencement of the first phase of its Surat Gas Project (SGP) in southern Queensland, with construction set to begin this year. read more »
Santos's Narrabri Gas Project has received backing from the New South Wales Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, recommending its "approval with strict conditions". read more »
A $1.5 billion coal mining project in central Queensland’s Bowen Basin is a step closer to being realised after it was declared a coordinated project by Queensland’s independent Coordinator-General. read more »
More than $3 billion of renewable hydrogen projects are vying for funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to build the first commercial scale hydrogen projects in the country. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Engineering group Monadelphous has won around $150 million worth of contracts from the energy and resources sector, including BHP, Fortescue and Rio Tinto. read more »
Plans to build one of the largest onshore wind farms in the Southern Hemisphere on government-owned forestry land in Queensland’s Wide Bay-Burnett region are set to be fast-tracked, with the tabling of new legislation in state parliament. read more »
Australia has a post COVID-19 reconstruction engine staring it in the face in the form of the mining equipment, technology and services (METS) sector which has experienced a demand surge during the pandemic. read more »
New South Wales could become host to one of Australia’s first solar, wind and hydrogen “baseload” power plants, under a multi-billion dollar plan pitched for the state. read more »
THE Queensland Government has been urged to fast-track mining projects that promise to create 12,000 jobs and pump more than $24 billion into the state's economy. read more »
The Sun Cable consortium has unveiled plans for a substantial big battery in Darwin as a precursor to its broader plans to build the world’s large solar and storage project as part of a $20 billion to export Australia’s “sunshine” to Singapore and other south east Asia countries. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS: Weir Minerals is celebrating a milestone, having provided custom Multiflo® barge solutions for applications all around the world now for more than 40 years. read more »
MESCA MEMBER GOOD NEWS:MESCA member LCC Asia Pacific has released a paper on the future of mining services. read more »
Whitehaven Coal has cleared one of the most important hurdles in its bid to develop the $700 million Vickery coal project in New South Wales, and does not expect the thorny issue of Scope 3 emissions to play a role in the remainder of the process. read more »
Plans to build more than 2GW of wind generation capacity in and around the Queensland coal power hub of Gladstone have been unveiled, with Sydney-based Energy Estate joining forces with global outfit RES on the major project. read more »
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