Blackwater Power Project

From Global Energy Monitor

The Blackwater Power Project is a $195 million upgrade which will nearly double the electrical capacity on the Blackwater Rail System.

QR National states on its website that "increasing the electrical capacity of the system will allow more new high-capacity electric trains to operate on the Blackwater network. The upgrades will see 33 all-electric locomotives in operation upon completion in 2012. An extensive program of works has already been completed: the duplication of approximately 80 per cent of the system, providing customers with greater supply chain flexibility to meet growing export demand.[1] Originally due for completion in late 2012 it is now sceduled to be completed in June 2012.[2]

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  1. QR National, "Blackwater Power Systems Strengthening", QR National website, accessed September 2011.
  2. QR National, "Major coal network electrical project months ahead of schedule", Media Release, August 26, 2011.

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