Virtual gas power plant minimises emissions for miner

Ora Banda Mining began the process of restarting operations at the Davyhurst gold mine in 2019. As part of the capital works programme it needed to re-establish a power station.

The miner required power for its processing plant, administration complex, exploration and core processing facilities, main mine camp, underground mining offices, and primary communications facilities.

Given the large capital expenditure of building a power station big enough itself, and the fact Ora Banda’s expertise lies in mining, rather than power, the company asked Aggreko to provide a cost-effective solution that would also use a cleaner fuel than the diesel on which it had previously been operating.

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