Renewable Energy Projects

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Banana Shire's Renewable Energy Projects

The Banana Shire is poised to play a key role in the Queensland Government’s Energy and Jobs Plan, which aims to end the state’s reliance on fossil fuels by 70% in 2032. This will transform Banana Shire into a renewable energy hub.

The long-term plan outlines the integration and connection of solar and wind farms to hydrogen generators and hydroelectric energy storage facilities across the state via a “super grid”.

The Banana Shire is experiencing significant interest from investors seeking a resilient economy, affordable land, a skilled workforce, established infrastructure, and a business-friendly local government.

The construction of renewable energy projects provides an opportunity to grow the local workforce, population, and the need for support services and opportunities for business.

You can find more information on Banana Shire's pipeline of renewable energy projects below.

 

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PIPELINE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY PROJECTS

Banana Range Wind Farm 

Proponent

EDF Renewables

Size

230 MW

No Turbines

Comprise of 38 wind turbines

Battery onsite?

The project has the potential to incorporate battery storage.

Location

20km west Biloela

Status

Development

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

150 – 200 workers

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

10 to 15 fulltime roles

Anticipated Construction Start

Q1 2024

Anticipated Construction End

2026

Anticipated Construction Duration

24 months

News update

EDF R will be lodging a development application for an extension of Banana Range Wind Farm in 2023. The proposed extension will be located immediately south of the Banana Range Wind Farm and will comprise of 37 turbines generating a total of 222MW.

Website

www.bananarangewindfarm.com.au

Supplier Contact

www.bananarangewindfarm.com.au/employment

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the awarded principal contractor (once appointed by the project proponent).

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful principal contractors may then run its own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities it may wish to engage.

Register at www.bananarangewindfarm.com.au/employment

Proponent

FRV Services Australia

Size

100 MW

Number of solar panels

Pending

Battery onsite?

Pending

Location

Kokotungo

Status

Development (Dormant)

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

Pending

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

Pending

Anticipated Construction Start

Pending

Anticipated Construction End

Pending

Anticipated Construction Duration

Pending

Website

Pending

Supplier Contact

Pending

Proponent

Ark Energy

Size

372 MW

No Turbines

Up to 60 wind turbines

Battery onsite?

No battery proposed at Boulder Creek at this time

Location

Westwood

Status

Development

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

250-350

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

10-20

Anticipated Construction Start

Q3 2023

Anticipated Construction End

2025

Anticipated Construction Duration

18 – 24 months

Website

https://arkenergy.com.au/wind/bouldercreek/

Supplier Contact

info@arkenergy.com.au

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the awarded principal contractor (once appointed by the project proponent).

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful principal contractors may then run its own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities it may wish to engage.

Register your interest at info@arkenergy.com.au

Proponent

DP Energy

Size

430 MW

No Turbines

70

Battery onsite?

Potential for inclusion of Battery in proposed substation area

Location

22km north-east of Biloela

Status

Feasibility

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

280

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

30

Anticipated Construction Start

Q1 2025

Anticipated Construction End

Q4 2026

Anticipated Construction Duration

18 months

Website

www.callidewindfarm.com.au

Supplier Contact

www.callidewindfarm.com.au/employment

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the project website at www.callidewindfarm.com.au

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful principal contractor may then run its own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities it may wish to engage.

Proponent

Central Queensland Power (CQP)

Size

500 MW

No Turbines

Nil

Battery onsite?

500 MW

Location

15 km north-east of Biloela

Status

Feasibility

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

Approx 150 to 250 workers

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

Approx 10 to 20 permanent jobs

Anticipated Construction Start

Pending

Anticipated Construction End

Pending

Anticipated Construction Duration

18 months

Website

www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au

Supplier Contact

www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au/contact-1

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the awarded principal contractor (once appointed by the project proponent).

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful principal contractors may then run their own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities they may wish to engage.

Supplier Register at www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au/contact-1

Proponent

BayWa r.e. Projects Australia

Size

1000 MW

Number of Turbines

Up to 170 wind turbines

Battery onsite

There will be a battery facility onsite to allow for the capture and storage of dispatchable energy.

Location

40km southeast of Biloela

Status

Pre-approval

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

Approx 400 jobs during construction

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

Up to 40 permanent jobs

Anticipated Construction Start

Pending

Anticipated Construction End

Pending

Anticipated Construction Duration

Pending

Website

www.baywa-re.com.au/en/wind/projects/kariboe-wind-farm

Supplier Contact

kariboe-windfarm@baywa-re.com

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the awarded principal contractor (once appointed by the project proponent).

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful principal contractors may then run their own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities it may wish to engage.

Supplier Register at kariboe-windfarm@baywa-re.com

Proponent

Neoen

Size

350 MW

No Turbines

Up to 50 to 65 turbines

Battery onsite?

To be confirmed at a later stage

Location

Dululu/Ulogie

Status

Development

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

220+ workers

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

Approx 8-12 fulltime roles

Anticipated Construction Start

Q1 2024

Anticipated Construction End

2026

Anticipated Construction Duration

24 months

Website

www.mounthopefulwindfarm.com.au

Supplier Contact

www.mounthopefulwindfarm.com.au/workwithus

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest as a job seeker or supplier for the construction of the Mount Hopeful Wind Farm.

Neoen will provide these registration details to all tenderers during procurement. This ensures local procurement opportunities are identified early and utilised by the awarded construction contractor.

Register your interest at https://mounthopefulwindfarm.com.au/workwithus/

Proponent

Central Queensland Power (CQP)

Size

300 MW

No Turbines

Approx 60 wind turbines

Battery onsite?

Pending

Location

Dumgree

Status

Development

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

Approx 150 to 250 workers

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

Approx 10 to 20 permanent jobs

Anticipated Construction Start

Q2 2025

Anticipated Construction End

Q4 2026

Anticipated Construction Duration

18 months

Website

www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au

Supplier Contact

www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au/contact-1

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the awarded principal contractor (once appointed by the project proponent).

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful principal contractors may then run its own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities it may wish to engage.

Supplier Register at www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au/contact-1  

 

Moura Solar Farm

Proponent

Mytilineos

Size

110 MW

No of solar panels

185,000 solar modules mounted on a single axis tracking system

Location

Moura

Status

Construction complete, under commissioning with Powerlink

Awarded Principal Contractor

Metka EGN Australia (QLD) Pty Ltd

Awarded Sub-Contractors

  • 30/07/2021 - Sub Station Design & Construct- Yurika, QLD
  • 28/09/2021 - Fencing - My Fence Australia, QLD (business based south of Brisbane)
  • 11/10/2021 - Civil- Goldward Civil, QLD
  • 1/12/2021 - Electrical- AEC, QLD
  • 30/11/2021 - Mechanical- Pilecom, WA
  • 13/10/2021 - Site Security- SET, QLD

Construction Start

November 2021

Construction End

August 2022

Construction Duration

9 months

Anticipated Operational Jobs

Pending information

Website

www.mourasolar.com.au

Supplier Contact

www.mourasolar.com.au

Proponent

Edify Energy

Size

800 MW

Battery onsite

Yes – anticipate 200MW/800MWh

Location

Goovigen

Status

Development

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

Up to 350

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

Up to 10 permanent jobs

Anticipated Construction Start

Q1 2024

Anticipated Construction End

Q3 2025

Anticipated Construction Duration

18 months

Website

www.edifyenergy.com/project/smoky-creek

Supplier Contact

hello@edifyenergy.com

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the awarded principal contractor (once appointed by the project proponent).

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful principal contractor may then run its own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities it may wish to engage.

Supplier Register at hello@edifyenergy.com

Proponent

Ark Energy

Size

335 MW

No Turbines

56 wind turbines

Battery onsite?

To be confirmed at a later stage

Location

25 km north-east of Biloela

Status

Development

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

250-350

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

15-30

Anticipated Construction Start

Q4 2023

Anticipated Construction End

Q3 2026

Anticipated Construction Duration

30 - 33 months

Website

www.arkenergy.com.au/wind/specimen-hill/

Supplier Contact

info@arkenergy.com.au

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the awarded principal contractor (once appointed by the project proponent).

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful

principal contractors may then run its own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities it may wish to engage.

Register your interest at info@arkenergy.com.au

Proponent

Central Queensland Power (CQP)

Size

350 MW

No Turbines

48

Battery onsite?

Pending

Location

16km southeast of Biloela

Status

Feasibility

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

Approx 150 to 250 workers

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

Approx 10 to 20 workers

Anticipated Construction Start

Aug 2026

Anticipated Construction End

Dec 2027

Anticipated Construction Duration

18 months

Website

www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au

Supplier Contact

www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au/contact-1

Supplier Register

Local suppliers are encouraged to register their interest to provide materials or services to the awarded principal contractor (once appointed by the project proponent).

The Project Proponent will make the list available to the principal contractor (once appointed). The successful principal contractors may then run its own procurement process amongst the suppliers and other entities it may wish to engage.

Supplier Register at www.centralqueenslandpower.com.au/contact-1

Proponent

juwi Renewable Energy

Size

70 MW

Number of solar panels

Pending

Battery onsite?

Pending

Location

Lonesome Creek

Status

Development (Dormant)

Anticipated Jobs – Construction (Direct)

Pending

Anticipated Jobs – Operational (Direct)

Pending

Anticipated Construction Start

Pending

Anticipated Construction End

Pending

Anticipated Construction Duration

Pending

Website

Pending

Supplier Contact

Pending