The $2.6 billion Amrun bauxite project on Cape York Peninsula has powered up.
Permanent power is now available from the 20 MW Amrun Power Station, constructed and operated by Aggreko.
The $100 million power station includes 22 diesel generators and four transformers and will power all of Amrun’s mine facilities and associated infrastructure in coming months.
Aggreko created a solution which includes engine efficiency upgrades and a heat-recovery system to lower the cost of energy, which will optimise all aspects of the power station.
The 15-year contract at Amrun Power Station is Aggreko’s longest independent power project (IPP) in Australia and includes a five-year option to extend.
“I’m incredibly proud of the work our people on the ground in Weipa have achieved to date on the Amrun Project,” Aggreko AusPac managing director George Whyte said. “This achievement was delivered on time and most importantly, in a safe manner with zero injuries.”