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Investment flows into Queensland resources sector
14 Jun 2017
Investment is flowing into the Queensland resources sector; two new major project developments have recently been announced for the state.
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More than A$2 billion in renewable energy investment over past three months
13 Jun 2017
More than A$2 billion has been invested in renewable energy projects in Australia within the past three months, totalling an unprecedented A$7.4 billion financial commitment, the Australian Clean Ener ...
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New resources and energy investment specialist joins Austrade
10 May 2017
David Grabau has joined the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) to help attract foreign investment into the Australian resources and energy sector.
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Shell to create 350 new jobs in Queensland coal seam gas projects
28 Apr 2017
Shell Australia’s QGC joint venture has announced plans to drill up to 161 additional natural gas wells in Queensland.
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A$380 million invested in Australia’s largest single solar project financing deal
18 Apr 2017
German group Wirsol and Australian renewable energy developer Edify Energy have completed Australia’s largest single solar project financing to build and operate three new solar farms.
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Singapore’s Equis invests A$400 million in new Australian solar projects
6 Apr 2017
Equis Energy (Equis), Asia’s largest independent renewable energy developer, has approved two solar projects involving capital investment of approximately A$400 million.
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Israeli drone company flies into Western Australia’s mining hub
24 Feb 2017
Industrial drone company Airobotics has established its first overseas entity in Perth, Western Australia, to service clients in Australia’s mining and resources sector.
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Board members announced for Northern Australia Cooperative Research Centre
22 Feb 2017
The Australian Government has announced the board members of the A$75 million Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Developing Northern Australia, which is responsible for attracting beneficial resear ...
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Korea Zinc Company invests in Australia’s renewable energy sector
13 Feb 2017
Sun Metals Corporation, a subsidiary of Korea Zinc Company, is developing a 100MW solar farm to supply power to its zinc refinery in Townsville, northern Queensland.
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Dutch solar company plans to invest A$48 million in new Australian energy plants
1 Feb 2017
Renewable energy company Photon Energy NV has announced plans to construct two new solar power plants in New South Wales.
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US drone and aerial data company enters Australian market
25 Jan 2017
Australia’s agricultural, environmental and energy industries are set to benefit from the opening of a Sydney office of PrecisionHawk, a global provider of commercial drone and drone–data platforms.
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Chinese company to build lithium processing plant in Western Australia
7 Oct 2016
China’s Tianqi Lithium is expanding its existing portfolio in Australia by investing A$400 million to build a lithium processing plant in Kwinana, Western Australia, with construction starting in Octo ...
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Thai energy company invests A$68 million in solar power project
6 Oct 2016
Thailand’s largest power producer, Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Public Company Limited (RATCH), is enhancing its existing presence in Australia by investing A$68.33 million to develop a n ...
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International investors awarded Victorian wind farm projects
2 Aug 2016
Two international renewable energy developers recently announced new wind farm projects in Victoria: Trustpower Dundonnell Wind Farm and Acciona Australia Mt Gellibrand Wind Farm.
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Woodside invests in R&D through Australian universities
28 Jul 2016
Woodside, an Australian oil and gas company with a global presence, is investing in Australian research and development through its FutureLab innovation network.
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Outcomes from LNG 18
5 May 2016
The conference theme, ‘Redrawing the Global Map of Gas’, highlighted the changing world of natural gas – from reserves, trade, geopolitics, technological developments, regulation and stakeholder manag ...
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A$54 million investment in university-industry renewable energy collaboration
5 May 2016
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has announced an investment of A$54 million in nine university-industry joint research projects on renewable energy technologies.
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Canadian oil and gas software maker opens in Australia
5 Feb 2016
Energy Navigator, the Canadian oil and gas software maker, has opened an office in Brisbane to support its clients in Australia and around the Asia-Pacific region.
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Speciality chemicals conglomerate opens blending and storage facility in Western Australia
4 Feb 2016
The multi-national speciality chemicals conglomerate, Clariant, has opened a blending and storage facility in Karratha, Western Australia.
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International JV ships first liquefied natural gas from Queensland
3 Feb 2016
The international JV, Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), has shipped its first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland.
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