Thursday, October 19, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
The Collinsville Green Energy Hub project team recently hosted workshops at Collinsville State High School thanks to a partnership with Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy.
The workshops explored wind, solar, and hydrogen energy generation.
“We want to inspire the next generation to consider STEM pathways and highlight the many opportunities open to them in the growing renewable energy sector,” explained Collinsville Green Energy Hub’s project manager, Trina Jensen.
“We look forward to being able to offer some of Collinsville’s bright young minds an opportunity to work locally as part of Ark Energy’s Collinsville Green Energy Hub in years to come!”
In the meantime, progress on the project is continuing with site selection, preliminary studies and pre-lodgement meetings with government.
“We also have further technical studies and assessments planned for 2024,” Ms Jensen said.
It is anticipated that the project will reach Financial Investment Decision at the end of 2026.
“We estimate that construction will commence in 2027 and target completion for 2030.”
The project team has invited community members to an Information Session on Saturday November 4, from 9am to 11am, to deliver an update and discuss the project, as well as answer questions.
The Hub is a large-scale wind and solar project with a capacity of about 3,000 megawatts of renewable energy, set to generate over $1 billion in local and regional expenditure and over 350 jobs during construction.
WHAT: Information Session for Collinsville Green Energy Hub
WHERE: Collinsville Green Energy Hub Information Centre, 47 Railway Road
WHEN: Saturday November 4, 9am to 11am
The Green Energy Hub has been busy, amping up the project. Photo supplied