The great north is
CopperString 2.0 is a 1,000km high-voltage network line that will connect the people, businesses and communities of Mount Isa, Cloncurry and the North West Minerals Province to the National Electricity Grid.
Our game-changing, open access infrastructure will supply highly reliable and competitively priced electricity to communities and customers in North and North-West Queensland and deliver new opportunities for mining, industrial, and manufacturing enterprises as well as support major hydrogen and renewable energy projects.
As a major economic generator, CopperString 2.0 means thousands of new jobs, and billions of dollars in increased revenues for Queensland and Australia. The project will boost the national income by $45 billion while unlocking the world-class minerals province with an estimated known resource valued at $740 billion this will increase with more exploration.
CopperString 2.0 is supported by a wide range of community, political and business stakeholders from Townsville to Mount Isa, all of whom will be an integral part of the approvals, development and construction process.
For more information on the CopperString 2.0 Project, please visit CopperString Project’s EIS documents
Northern Queensland’s mining
and resources industry is firing
We’re powering it.
CopperString 2.0 will unlock the full potential of the prolific North West Minerals Province which has a remaining resource valued at
The power behind
CopperString 2.0 is being developed by CuString Pty Ltd, a private Townsville based company with a long history in the energy supply industry in North Queensland.
Our founder John O’Brien has lived in Townsville for almost 40 years and has strong ties to local communities here and in the North West. CuString Pty Ltd has partnered with a number of businesses located in North Queensland to deliver key project services, with over $3 million of pre-construction work expected to be awarded to North Queensland businesses in the short term alone.
CopperString 2.0 will:
Connect the North West Minerals Province to the National Electricity Grid near Townsville
Deliver a $1.7 billion investment in the region’s future
Help reduce electricity prices for the industry in the north west
Construct up to 1000km of high voltage AC transmission lines
Begin construction in late 2021
We’re charging up for
CopperString 2.0 will be built using existing high-voltage AC transmission technology.
We anticipate the transmission line will be aligned as closely as practical to existing major infrastructure such as the Flinders Highway and the railway line running west from Townsville. We’re aiming for a construction commencement date late 2021 once we finalise all government approvals and agreements with the relevant landholders and Native Title groups. Construction is expected to take approximately three years and will cost an estimated $1.7 billion.
Our support for CopperString is an investment in the future of Queensland that will bring power prices down, create 750 direct construction jobs and unlock the significant economic potential of the North West Minerals Province.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison
That’s why we have further projects in development to capitalise on these global growth opportunities. These include our implementation agreement with CopperString 2.0 to build a 1,100-kilometre transmission line to connect the North West Minerals Province to the National Electricity Market.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
CopperString has the potential to be the most transformative project for the North Queensland economy since the construction of the Great Northern Railway reached Mount Isa in 1929.
Queensland Deputy Premier Steven Miles
CopperString will deliver cheaper, cleaner energy, unlocking investment in manufacturing and resources jobs for North Queenslanders.
Minister for Energy, Renewables and Hydrogen Mick de Brenni
Continued Commonwealth support will help ensure that this important energy project is delivered for the people of Queensland.
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction Angus Taylor
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Contact us on (07) 3051 0527 or submit the enquiry form below.