Project in Focus: Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project

Oct 14, 2022 | Projects

In this innovative, world-first project, Genex Power has engaged Viking Industrial to power the accommodation camp during the construction phase of the conversion of an old mine site into a hydroelectric power generation facility. Read on to discover how we helped kickstart this important project.

What is the Kidston Pumped Storage project?

The Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project in Far North Queensland is an innovative project that involves the world-first conversion of a disused gold mine into a pumped-storage hydroelectric power generation facility.

Why is the project important?

The first-of-its-kind natural battery storage facility has the potential to generate up to 250MW of rapid response, flexible power to Australia’s National Electricity Market.

Along with requiring the conversion of two existing mine pits into reservoirs, the project involves the construction of significant underground infrastructure.

How is Viking helping to power the project?

Viking Industrial’s Sales Team has supplied the project with a 1250kVA prime generator and 10,000L fuel cell to power the accommodation camp during the construction phase. Once mains power is connected, the generator will serve as backup power.

Project specifications 

Name: Kidston Pumped Storage Hydro Project
Industry: Hydroelectric energy
Project value: $775.5M
Location: Kidston, Far North Queensland
Contract: $400,000 sales

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