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First phase of Macalister Irrigation Modernisation Project complete

The first phase of the $32 million Macalister Irrigation Modernisation Project in Victoria has been completed and the second phase of the upgrade has begun. The next stage of the project will replace ageing and inefficient channel systems with around 38km  of pipeline and automate a further 33km of channels. The $60 million second phase […]

Zinfra negotiates new contract with TasWater

Zinfra has negotiated a new contract with TasWater to deliver the Regional Towns Water Supply Program – Work Package Two. Zinfra’s Senior Project Manager, Peter McLean, said, “Zinfra was shortlisted from an Expression of Interest (EOI) we submitted in late January to go through a two month Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) phase during which we […]

HDD heavyweights install large diameter HDPE under waterway

Pipeline Drillers has achieved one of its longest and largest horizontal directional drills, crossing under a waterway for Unitywater. Located on the Sunshine Coast, the drill extended 908m from the Kawana Sewage Treatment Plant to cross under the Wyuna Canal and onto Kawana Way to install the 900mm diameter, high-density polyethylene pipe. After being awarded […]

New milestone for Mount Emerald Wind Farm

The first of 53 turbine foundations are now in place at the $360 million Mount Emerald Wind Farm near Mareeba in Queensland, marking an important milestone for the project. The 800-tonne foundation which is buried to ground level provides an immovable anchor for each turbine and consists of a 50-tonne reinforced steel cage filled with […]

Powering the next 100 years

by Steve Davy, Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Tasmania In April, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled plans for a massive expansion of Tasmania’s hydropower system, establishing the state as Australia’s hub for utility-scale battery storage and renewable energy. Thursday 20 April was a proud and historic day for Tasmania. It was the day Tasmania’s role as […]

50,000 panels for Victorian solar farm

Impact Investment Group (IIG) has committed $32 million to fund the installation of more than 50,000 solar panels at Victoria’s Swan Hill Solar Farm. The project is expected to be one of the highest capacity solar farms in Victoria on completion, expected to produce 37,700 MWh in its first year of operation, enough to power […]

Solar energy roll out begins

Daly River in the Northern Territory will become the first remote community in the state to be powered by solar and battery as part of the $55 million Solar Energy Transformation Program (SETuP). Jointly funded by The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Northern Territory Government and managed by Power and Water, the 2MWh […]

Spencer Street Sewer Upgrade contract awarded

City West Water has awarded the contract for the $24 million Spencer Street Sewer Upgrade project in Melbourne. Quinn Civil will design and install a gravity sewer along Spencer Street from Little Lonsdale Street to Flinders Lane in Melbourne. The project involves approximately 740m of 400mm and 1400mm diameter gravity sewer. The Spencer Street Upgrade […]

Expressions of Interest for energy hub feasibility study

Expressions of Interest (EOI) are open for a 2,000MW North Queensland Clean Energy Hub feasibility study as part of the $386 million Powering North Queensland Plan. Treasurer and Acting Minister for Energy, Curtis Pitt, said the Queensland Government allocated $150 million towards the development of strategic electricity transmission infrastructure as part of the North Queensland […]

Industry collaboration for future energy solutions

More than 110 key electricity industry representatives met at a forum to collaborate on the future of Queensland’s transmission network in a changing energy industry. Customers, consumers, government, renewable energy proponents and industry representatives attended Powerlink’s annual Transmission Network Forum, gaining an insight into future energy and demand forecasts, network development and future investment in […]

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