Kidston hydro project ramp-up on track
Genex Power provided an update on the North Queensland project in its quarterly report this week, saying it was also making significant advancements on the Kidston Wind Project (K3-Wind) at the same site.
Another highlight for the past three months was the signing of a supply agreement with Tesla signed for the company’s planned 50MW/100MWh Bouldercombe Battery Project at Rockhampton.
“During the Period, Genex achieved a significant milestone with the signing of a supply agreement with Tesla for the Bouldercombe Battery Project in Queensland that will help support a final investment decision in the coming months,” Genex chief executive officer James Harding said.
“The project is Genex’s first large-scale Battery Energy Storage System and is part of our Como Storage Strategy to broaden our footprint in energy storage.
“Works continued at the Kidston Pumped Hydro project, with a number of initial site preparation activities including the airstrip, site office and workshops now complete.
“We will continue to work closely with our team of project delivery partners, notably John Holland, McConnell Dowell and Andritz to ensure successful delivery of an outstanding large-scale storage project for the National Electricity Market.”
Planned site works at hydro project (K2-Hydro) for the coming period include continuation of Main Access Tunnel (MAT) Portal face stabilisation works and the start of tunnelling works using drill and blast techniques.
Genex is continuing to advance the early stage of works for the 150MW K3-Wind project with joint venture partner J-POWER.
This includes modelling the wind resource at a number of sites and progressing the development approvals associated with the project.
The project will connect into the new 275kV transmission line being constructed by Powerlink Queensland for the K2-Hydro, which is expected to be completed in 2024.
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