Solar hybrid power plant Northern Goldfields
Climate-friendly energy for one of the fifth largest nickel mines in the world
In the middle of the Western Australian outback, work on the Northern Goldfields project continues to progress. JUWI is building a hybrid power plant for TransAlta which is supplying the mining company BHP Nickel with climate-friendly electricity in order to opperate the Nickel West mine, one of the fifth largest nickel mines in the world. The power plant designed by JUWI consists of two solar parks including a battery storage unit. The special feature: The two solar parks are 90 kilometers apart: One near the village of Leinster, the other subproject near Mount Keith.
This solar hybrid power project was TransAlta’s first renewable energy project in Australia. As an EPC service provider JUWI designed the plant, purchased the components and services and constructed the power plant including the infrastructure. The project now replaces power which was formely supplied by diesel and gas, saving approximately 54,000 tons of CO2 per year.