April Enterprise Evening - Western Downs Major Project Pipeline

5:30pm Wednesday, 18 April 2018
12:00pm Thursday, 19 April 2018
Enterprise Evening
Chinchilla Cultural Centre
68-86 Heeney Street
Chinchilla, Queensland 4413

TSBE in partnership with Western Downs Regional Council are proud to announce the  Major Project Pipeline Enterprise Evening event to be held in Chinchilla from 18 - 19 April. 

The Surat Basin is a geological formation, and the Western Downs is right in its heart. It is for this reason that the Western Downs is the Energy Capital of Queensland. 

Over the last decade, the Western Downs has become the central point for resource development. There are 10 coal and gas-fired power stations in the region, as a result of the rich coal and coal seam gas deposits. Because of the grid capability that these power stations provide, renewable energy has now quite phenomenal growth. 

It is with this in mind that we have created this event, to pull together a snapshot of major projects in the region. These projects are just the beginning. 

This is an extended edition Enterprise Evening and will feature over two days- Day 1 to feature the Enterprise Evening, Day 2 to feature site tours. 

Key features of this event include:

  • to demonstrate the pipeline of major project owners working in gas, coal, renewable and alternate energies
  • to highlight mix of available and possible energy sources in the Western Downs region
  • to showcase technologies and opportunities, through brand awareness and site tours to demonstrate applications
  • to outline specific business/tendering opportunities from the projects that speak. And to hear about their timelines for development and how they procure goods and services

Speaker Details on Day 1, Wednesday 18 April -  Enterprise Evening from 5:30pm - 8:30pm:

  • Cr Paul McVeigh - Mayor, Western Downs Regional Council
  • Rhys Turner - Queensland Director, APPEA
  • Chris Way - Chief Executive Officer, Bridgeport Energy Limited
  • Matthew Buchanan - Executive Director, Yellow Solar 
  • Darren Stevenson - Project Director for Queensland Assets, Senex Energy
  • Andrew Snars - Maranoa Regional Manager, GLNG Upstream Operations, Santos
  • Timothy Knill - Construction Project Manager, AGL Energy Ltd
  • Peter Dewhurst - National Manager LNG Sales, Elgas 
  • Tim Magoffin - CEO, Techserve 

Site tours on Day 2, Thursday 19 April from 9am to approx. 12pm: 

Option 1 - Talinga Water Treatment Facility 
A Water treatment facility that is part of Australia Pacific LNG’s multi-billion dollar, world-class coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. This piece of infrastructure uses hi-tech equipment and latest processes to treat CSG water to make it available for traditional irrigation and alternate uses. 

Option 2 - BOC Micro LNG plant*
Queensland’s first micro LNG plant near Miles to supply industry with a cleaner alternative fuel. The plant produces up to 50 tonnes of LNG per day into the domestic market, which is the equivalent of 70,000 litres of conventional diesel. BOC and Elgas will discuss that not only is the fuel used for the transport industry, but the LNG fuel is trucked from a network of refuelling stations to a diverse range of customers and has application in off-grid power solutions. 
*Please note this site tour can only take a limited capacity, so please make sure you confirm your attendance. 

Member price: $75.00
Non-Member price: $115.00

Southern Cross Motel Group are delighted to offer TSBE members a discounted rate during this event at both of their Chinchilla motels:

Chinchilla Downtown Motor Inn - prices from $120 for a deluxe king room OR
The Palms Motel - prices from $110 for a queen room

To access these discounted rates, please call their central reservations team on 1300 979 746, or email here

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