September 10 (Solar) – Power and water consulting firm Entura will provide owner's engineering services for Stage 2 of the Kidston Renewable Energy Hub in North Queensland, comprising a 270-MW solar and 250-MW pumped storage hydro projects.
The contract, the value of which was not disclosed, was awarded by Australia's Genex Power Ltd (ASX:GNX), the owner of the project. Genex said in a bourse filing on Monday that Entura will perform a detailed design and engineering verification and offer construction and commissioning assistance during the project’s implementation stage. In addition, its role envisages close collaboration with the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractors for the two schemes.
The contractor has already been involved in the pumped storage hydro project, managing a technical feasibility study for the scheme in 2016, Genex noted.
Genex’s renewables hub currently includes a 50-MW solar park in operation in North Queensland. The company recently said it is working to achieve financial close on Stage 2 projects — the 270-MW solar scheme and a 250-MW pumped storage hydro development, expected to occur by end-2018. Stage 3 of the hub will consist of an up to 150 MW wind farm.