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Jun 16, 2020
Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Renewable energy company Austrom Hydrogen says it has secured land in the Callide region suitable for a 3600MW solar-powered hydrogen facility. The company is exploring partner opportunities domestically and internationally to advance the Pacific Solar Hydrogen project. “We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentum… ...

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Jun 10, 2020
Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

Move helps pave way for Urannah Dam works

The $2.9 billion Urannah Dam project has jumped an administrative hurdle, with agreement reached between the State and Federal Governments on construction milestones. Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said minor amendments to the bilateral agreement on water to speed up processes and release funds had been signed off by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister… This content is for iQ I...

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Jun 03, 2020
Contract awarded for Horseshoe Bay plant upgrade

Contract awarded for Horseshoe Bay plant upgrade

RPC Technologies has been awarded a tender for a $900,000-plus improvement project on the Horseshoe Bay wastewater treatment plant at Magnetic Island. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill said the project would support up to 30 jobs, including local electrical and civil contractors. “This is a highly specialised project with no local suppliers available, so the evaluation… This content is for iQ Ind...

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Jun 01, 2020
Powerlink crews go for a spin in inspection campaign

Powerlink crews go for a spin in inspection campaign

Helicopters are taking to the skies to inspect Powerlink Queensland’s electricity network in North Queensland throughout June and July. This work involves inspections and crew tower transfer operations in areas including Townsville, Lynam, Pinnacles, Kelso, Alice River, Paluma, Koombooloomba, Kirrama, Glen Ruth, Wairuna, Mount Fox, Hervey Range, Dotswood and Valley of Lagoons (weather permitting)....

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May 20, 2020
Major win for Southern Cross Townsville team

Major win for Southern Cross Townsville team

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has secured a five-yeardeal to provide asset inspection and maintenance services on Energy Queensland’s northern region network. The new agreement is expected to earn more than $40 million for Southern Cross and follows a three-year services agreement ending in June. The Energy Queensland work will continue to be delivered by Southern… This conten...

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May 20, 2020
New executive to take the reins at Powerlink

New executive to take the reins at Powerlink

Powerlink Queensland has a new chief executive coming onboard next month. Professor Paul Simshauser has been appointed to lead the government-owned corporation that owns and operates Queensland’s transmission network. Professor Simshauser brings more than 20 years’ experience in the energy industry across the public and private sectors. He is the executive general manager – energy marke...

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May 15, 2020
Council’s pleas to prevent sewerage blockages

Council’s pleas to prevent sewerage blockages

A three tonne ‘ragberg’ has been pulled from Mackay City Council’s sewerage system. It’s prompted pleas from the council to flush only the three p’s: pee, poo and (toilet) paper. The solid waste material, dubbed a ‘ragberg’, was removed from the city’s No. 1 pump station at Sydney St this week. A total of 12… This content is for iQ Industry Qu...

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May 11, 2020
Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Tenders called for next stage of water pipeline project

Townsville City Council is calling tenders to construct the next section of pipe for the Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. Mayor Jenny Hill said the 3.8km section of pipe would connect with work currently underway to extend the pipeline from the Haughton River. “The Federal Government’s commitment to fund stage 2 means council has been able… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Apr 23, 2020
Chief contract awarded for $6m water project

Chief contract awarded for $6m water project

FGF Developments has won a $5 million contract to construct the Kamerunga trunk water main as part of a $6 million project in the Cairns Northern Beaches. The works will include the construction of a 2.6 kilometre main water pipe from Kamerunga Rd, Redlynch, to the northern bank of the Barron River under the Cairns… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, iQ Geo, iQ M...

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