On Friday 21st May 2021 Queensland Premier Annastasia Palaszczuk announced the start of construction of Kaban Green Power Hub. The Queensland Government is committing A$40million towards the transmission line upgrade which will support Kaban and establish the North Queensland Renewable Energy Zone (REZ).
Neoen has provided notice to proceed to Kaban’s wind turbine manufacturer and principal contractor Vestas. Construction is now in progress, with the site expected to be mobilised in early June. The project is expected to start operating in 2023.
Louis de Sambucy, Neoen Australia’s Managing Director said: “We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Queensland Government and to CleanCo for their unfailing support and to Powerlink and Vestas for their hard work which has enabled Kaban Green Power Hub to reach this important milestone. We are also grateful to those in the wider community who have advocated for the project and the benefits it will bring. We are proud of the pivotal role the project is playing in establishing the North Queensland REZ and look forward to Kaban contributing to Queensland’s energy transition, and to supporting the region’s recovery from Covid-19.”