Pacific Energy to build gold mine power station

Pacific Energy has won the contract for a 3MW power station at Avoca Mining’s Chalice gold mine.

The contract will see Pacific build, own and maintain the power station for a term of three years, starting from 12 September.

Avoca’s Chalice gold mine is located at the Higginsville gold project near Kambalda, in Western Australia.

Pacific managing director Adam Boyd said “the signing of this new three year contract to supply electricity to the Chalice gold mine expands on our existing 11MW Higginsville Power Station and electricity supply arrangement for the Higginsville gold project.

“We are also discussing the opportunity to retrofit our waste heat recovery fuel saving technology to the existing Higginsville Power Station in order to reduce its fuel consumption and carbon emissions footprint.

“The proposed Carbon Tax impost and related diesel fuel excise rebate reduction will further enhance the value of the fuel savings achieved by our waste heat recovery system,” Boyd said.

Pacific will operate the power station through its subsidiary Kalgoorlie Power Systems, which provides power generation infrastructure to the mining and resources sector.

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