Queensland Hydro highlights jobs and supply chain opportunities in Gladstone.

QUEENSLAND’S resource and construction supply chain will come together at an industry luncheon in Gladstone next week to understand potential opportunities for Queensland Hydro’s Borumba Pumped Hydro and the Pioneer-Burdekin Pumped Hydro projects.

The Borumba Pumped Hydro project is a 2,000 MW pumped hydro energy storage system at Lake Borumba which requires an expansion of the existing Lake Borumba with a new dam wall, and a second reservoir with six dams including an underground powerhouse to link the two reservoirs together. The Pioneer-Burdekin Pumped Hydro project is a proposed 5,000 MW pumped hydro energy storage system located in the Pioneer Valley, 75km west of Mackay.

Connecting Industry Managing Director Kieran Moran said the projects combined are expected to generate thousands of jobs and supply chain and contractor opportunties during the construction period including significant expenditure within the local economy.

“Queensland Hydro are working with industry to ensure they can attract the best partners for the project while creating opportunities for Queensland’s supply chain,” Mr Moran said.

“Once underway, the Borumba Pumped Hydro project alone will create more than 2,000 jobs during construction including an expected boost for the regional economy by tens of millions.

“The strategic focus of the Connecting Industry Luncheon is to stimulate business development and solution-based opportunities and highlight the projects and their work opportunities to assist industry and the supply chain in their planning for future work.”

Presented by Queensland Hydro Executive General Manager of Development Chris Evans, the Connecting Industry Luncheon is being held on April 17 in Gladstone, Queensland. For more information, connect here.

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