A GREEN energy power plant project at MSF Sugar’s Tablelands mill is generating jobs in the Far North Queensland community.
The project has reached a major milestone today with the delivery of a green energy power plant steam turbine package worth $18 million.
In a major logistical operation, the turbine was trucked from the Cairns Port under police escort and was expected to arrive at the mill about 10am today.
The project has created about 80 direct jobs, and generated about another 30 indirect jobs in the community during the construction phase.
This is in addition to the estimated 290 jobs sustained in the community by the company’s existing milling and farming operations.
Construction is on track for completion in July 2018.
Once operational, MSF estimates employment (including ‘flow-on’) will underpin around 2.6 per cent of employment on the Tableland, compared with 1.6 per cent currently.