Aggreko AusPac has won the contract to build and operate a new 20MW power station at Rio Tinto’s Amrun bauxite project. The AUD$2.6 billion project will extend mining activities on part of Rio Tinto’s existing lease south of the Embley River, between Weipa and Aurukun.
The $100M contract involves a new installation of its high efficiency diesel power system, and will include engine efficiency upgrades and a heat-recovery system to be deployed over the duration of the contract.
This will be Aggreko AusPac’s longest independent power project (IPP), with a 15-year term and a 5-year option to extend.
A team of more than 20 Aggreko employees including Engineers, Project Managers and Technicians will come together from deliver the installation by December 2017, with go-live set for April 2018.
Aggreko AusPac Managing Director, George Whyte said “Our people on the ground in Weipa and the wider Aggreko team look forward to working with Rio Tinto on this project.”
Rio Tinto Amrun Project General Manager, Marcia Hanrahan said “The contract to build this power station signifies another important milestone for delivery of the Amrun project. We look forward to partnering with Aggreko on this exciting new venture.
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