Shine Energy pushes ahead at Collinsville
The group’s proposal for a 1GWe high-efficiency, low-emission (HELE) plant last year attracted a $3.3 million grant under the federal Supporting Reliable Energy Infrastructure program to assist its feasibility study.
“Currently our drilling and testing team are on site completing the geotech testing and drilling of the bore holes and test pits for the civil works, building foundations and ash dam,” the company stated.
‘This forms part of a short form document for Shine Energy’s equipment suppliers. The Collinsville project is progressing well and is on track. Construction is firming up to commence within 2023.”
Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen said it was great to see the preliminary work associated with the Collinsville coal-fired power project underway.
“It just shows how live this project actually is,” he said.
“It is not, as some in the Labor Party and Greens have tried to portray it, a figment of someone’s imagination.
“It is real and more than that the feasibility work, the business case work that has been done on this project shows that it stacks up.
“Shine Energy have told me that their progress in terms of the overall project is tracking exactly as expected and they are looking at construction commencing by 2023.
“I like their ambition and I like their focus and everything that I’ve seen about the project indicates that it will do the job, it will be commercial and, more importantly, it will create local jobs and lower power prices in North Queensland.”
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