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Progress Update on Zenith Energy’s 24MW Wind Farm at Bellevue  
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Progress Update on Zenith Energy’s 24MW Wind Farm at Bellevue  

Construction of the Zenith Energy 24MW wind farm at Bellevue is progressing smoothly.

July 12, 2024


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Construction of the Zenith Energy 24MW wind farm at Bellevue is progressing smoothly.

 Manufacturing of the Goldwind turbines is now complete, including all of the 82-metre-long blades, a critical components of the turbines. 

The turbines are set to be shipped to Geraldton at the beginning of November 2024, and construction activities at the project site are moving forward efficiently. 

This project underscores our commitment to expanding sustainable energy solutions.  

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Achieving a Perfect Safety Record
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Achieving a Perfect Safety Record

Our approach to ZERO HARM focuses on our people, not just procedures.

July 08, 2024


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We are pleased to share that our Hybrid Power Project, the largest islanded hybrid power station in Australia, located at the Kathleen Valley site, has maintained ZERO HARM. Featuring a powerful combination of 30 MW of wind power, 17 MW of battery storage, 32 MW of thermal power, and 16 MW of solar power, this 95 MW facility underscores our commitment to safety and renewable energy.

At Zenith Energy, safety is not just a policy; it’s our culture. Ensuring that every team member goes home safe every day is our top priority. Our approach to ZERO HARM focuses on our people, not just procedures.
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Major Milestone Achieved at Kathleen Valley Lithium Project

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Major Milestone Achieved at Kathleen Valley Lithium Project

Zenith Energy achieved COD for the Kathleen Valley Hybrid Power Station last weekend. This milestone marks the practical completion and commercial start of operations at Australia's largest islanded hybrid power station.

July 03, 2024


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Since 2015 Zenith has quietly worked to develop the concepts needed to reduce emissions, while collaborating with like-minded clients and original equipment manufacturers to pilot and integrate the technology required.

Zenith Energy achieved COD for the Kathleen Valley Hybrid Power Station last weekend. This milestone marks the practical completion and commercial start of operations at Australia’s largest islanded hybrid power station.

Recently, Liontown Resources Limited announced that its hybrid power station is complete, with all five GW165/6.0MW Goldwind turbines running, contributing to the total 95MW capacity.

We are proud of this joint achievement with Liontown and our commitment to sustainability and innovation in renewable energy.

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Jundee Wind Energy Update

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Home News and Blog We are pleased to share further progress on our Jundee Renewable Energy Retrofit project in Western Australia. The @Goldwind Sany crane has arrived on-site and is currently installing the first GW 165/6.0MW wind turbine 03 lift. This wind farm when added to the recent commissioning of the solar farm will slash […]

July 02, 2024


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We are pleased to share further progress on our Jundee Renewable Energy Retrofit project in Western Australia.

The @Goldwind Sany crane has arrived on-site and is currently installing the first GW 165/6.0MW wind turbine 03 lift.

This wind farm when added to the recent commissioning of the solar farm will slash greenhouse gas emissions at the Jundee mining operation by more than half.

Stay tuned for more updates as we continue to drive innovation and sustainability in the energy sector!

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Exploring Local Art: Zenith Sponsors of the 2024 Belmont Art Awards 

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Exploring Local Art: Zenith Sponsors of the 2024 Belmont Art Awards 

At Zenith, we take pride in supporting the flourishing of local art as sponsors of the Belmont Art Awards 2024.

June 28, 2024


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At Zenith, we take pride in supporting the flourishing of local art as sponsors of the Belmont Art Awards 2024.

This event highlights the creative richness of our local community and underscores our commitment to cultural expressions. 

Event Date: August 30 to September 14, 2024 – Exhibition Period 

Location: The Glasshouse at Faulkner Park 

Join us at The Glasshouse to immerse yourself in the diversity of works by local, emerging, and professional artists. The Exhibition is open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday (10 am to 4 pm) and Sundays (1 pm to 4 pm). Mondays are open by appointment for group tours. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the art that enriches our city and connects the community. 

For more information: Art Awards | City of Belmont

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Jundee Solar Farm Update 

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Jundee Solar Farm Update 

We are delighted to share some significant progress from our Jundee Solar Farm project, located in the heart of Western Australia’s gold mining region and supported by Northern Star Resources Ltd (Northern Star).

June 26, 2024


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We are delighted to share some significant progress from our Jundee Solar Farm project, located in the heart of Western Australia’s gold mining region and supported by Northern Star Resources Ltd (Northern Star). 

Firstly, we are pleased to announce that the first Solar Farm Blocks were successfully commissioned and went online on 31 May 2024. This achievement represents a major step forward, as these blocks are now actively contributing solar energy to the Jundee Grid, enhancing our capacity to deliver clean and sustainable power to the region. 

Additionally, the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) commissioning is underway with first solar energy captured and discharged. This system will play a crucial role in storing excess energy generated by the solar farm, providing a stable and reliable energy supply even during periods of low solar production. The integration of the BESS is a key component of our strategy to optimise renewable energy utilisation and maintain grid stability. 

Northern Star’s Jundee Operation is an underground mining operation located in the Northern Goldfields region of Western Australia, approximately 45 km north-east of Wiluna and about 520 km north of Kalgoorlie. Northern Star Resources is an ASX-listed, global-scale Australian gold producer with world-class projects in Australia and North America. 

Zenith Energy has been providing 46.6MW of power generation to the Jundee mine using natural gas-fuelled generators since 2016. Recently, we signed a renewable energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Northern Star Resources for their Jundee mining operation. This includes adding 24 MW of wind, 16.9 MWp of solar, and 12 MW / 13.4 MWh of battery storage, providing up to 56% of the mine site’s power. 

These developments help Zenith Energy achieve its goal of reducing carbon intensity by 20% by 2025 from our 2020 baseline. This milestone is a result of the incredible work of our staff and strong relationships with our partners. 

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WA GreenTech Hub Success 

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WA GreenTech Hub Success 

Zenith Energy is a proud industry supporter of Curtin University’s successful bid to become the Operator of the new WA GreenTech Hub.

June 14, 2024


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The WA Cook Government has named Curtin University as the Operator of the new WA GreenTech Hub. This Hub will play a key role in driving decarbonisation in WA through collaboration, industry, and knowledge. 

Zenith Energy is a proud industry supporter of Curtin’s bid to operate this pioneering initiative. We’re committed to decarbonising our portfolio and achieving net zero by 2035.  We look forward to working with the GreenTech Hub and WA technology businesses on energy solutions to achieve affordable, reliable, net zero power for our customers in the mining sector, the Goldfields region of WA and our grid-connected microgrids. 

The GreenTech Hub is funded through a $40 million agreement between the Cook Government and the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project. The Lower Carbon Grants (LCG) programme will provide funding for research and innovation activities in low-carbon technologies. 

For more information, visit: Lower Carbon Grants Programme – Gorgon Fund | Western Australian Government 

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Zenith Energy Wins Again 

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Zenith Energy Wins Again 

Zenith Energy has been honoured for the second year in a row at The Asset Triple A Sustainable Infrastructure Awards 2024, being awarded with the Energy Transition Deal of the Year

June 12, 2024


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Zenith Energy has been honoured for the second year in a row at The Asset Triple A Sustainable Infrastructure Awards 2024, being awarded with the Energy Transition Deal of the Year!  

Our A$320 million revolving credit facility has been recognised for advancing renewable energy solutions and driving the energy transition in the mining sector. 

We are thankful to all our clients, partners, bankers and employees for their continuous support and hard work.

We’ve taken significant steps forward, from being the first Independent Power Producer to introduce the industry-benchmark Jenbacher gas engine into the Australian market, right through to our most recent partnership with IGO – providing 100% renewable daytime penetration at Nova operations in the WA Goldfields

While commercial drivers must be acknowledged as a major factor in the entire industry moving to decarbonise, at Zenith we are equally invested in the moral responsibility of reducing emissions.

As an organisation we have developed a workplace culture based on strong relationships, with an emphasis on honesty, integrity, and respect.

It is from this base that we can genuinely strive to make a difference, which is a major motivation in our proactive pursuit of Net Zero.

Our culture is one of innovation and growth, looking at perceived challenges as opportunities to develop our people and employ their unique skills to come up with unique solutions.

We have a deep conviction that not only should we reduce emissions, but we also want to be part of the developing solutions and bring our clients and the mining and resources industry on the journey to Net Zero with us.

Zenith has publicly stated its commitment to Net Zero by 2035, and while we acknowledge this is an ambitious target, it’s also one we are confident we have the ability to achieve together with our partners.

For some time now we have been actively involved in the development and piloting of various technologies, with the aim of being able to integrate these into our existing portfolio and on future projects.

It means we have built a solid reputation of being able to deliver innovative renewable solutions, able to respond to the needs of our clients at differing stages on their journey to Net Zero.

As the rate of change continues to accelerate throughout industry and globally, Zenith is committed to continuing to adapt, adopt and integrate emerging technologies, not just because we believe should, but because we believe we can.

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Milestone Achieved: Final Turbine Installed at Kathleen Valley

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Milestone Achieved: Final Turbine Installed at Kathleen Valley

We are excited to announce the installation of the final turbine, marking a key milestone. With five GW165/6.0MW Goldwind turbines now operational, we are on track to power Liontown Resources' Kathleen Valley Lithium Project with 60% renewable energy by mid-2024.

May 29, 2024


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We are thrilled to announce the installation of the final turbine, marking a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainable energy production.

With a total of 5 (five) GW165/6.0MW towering Goldwind turbines now standing tall, we’re well on our way to achieving our goal of powering Liontown Resources Limited Kathleen Valley Lithium Project with at least 60% renewable energy by mid-2024. Our Hybrid Power Station, boasting an impressive 46MW of emissions-free power generation capacity, is set to become the largest off-grid wind-solar-battery storage renewable capacity for a mining project in Australia.

These turbines, each reaching over 210 meters in height with blades spanning 81 meters, symbolise our commitment to innovation and sustainability in the Australian mining industry. As strategic partners in this groundbreaking venture, we’re proud to lead the charge in revolutionising how mining operations are powered.

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Zenith Energy does it again: Awarded the IJGlobal Energy Transition Deal of the Year – Solar – APAC

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Zenith Energy: Awarded the IJGlobal Energy Transition Deal of the Year - Solar – APAC

April 26, 2024


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Zenith Energy has been awarded the IJGlobal Energy Transition Deal of the Year – Solar – APAC, a prestigious recognition of excellence in the infrastructure, energy, and renewables sector globally during 2023.

The event IJ Global Awards took place in Singapore and was received by our Executive Chair Doug Walker and CFO Tim Cipolloni. This award reflects Zenith’s and our banking syndicates’ commitment to excellence in the energy transition.

Congratulations to our entire team and our bankers for this remarkable achievement! We are grateful to our banking partners who are supporting our energy transition journey – Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation – SMBC Group, DBS Bank, Natixis Corporate & Investment Banking, NAB,
Westpac, ANZ, BNP Paribas and NORD/LB.

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Zenith Energy Explores Collaboration with Hon. Reece Whitby MLA to Propel Western Australia’s Energy Transition 

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Zenith Energy Explores Collaboration with Hon. Reece Whitby MLA to Propel Western Australia’s Energy Transition 

Zenith Energy’s Executive Chairman, Doug Walker, and Managing Director and CEO, Hamish Moffat, recently held a productive meeting with Hon. Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Action.

April 18, 2024


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Zenith Energy’s Executive Chairman, Doug Walker, and Managing Director and CEO, Hamish Moffat, recently held a productive meeting with Hon. Reece Whitby MLA, Minister for Energy, Environment, and Climate Action. Discussions centred around Zenith Energy’s role as a leading enabler of the energy transition and achieving Net Zero emissions in the markets where we operate – mining and urban microgrids.

In the past 18 months, Zenith has contracted and commenced construction of the most of Western Australia’s high renewable energy fraction hybrid power solutions for remote off-grid mines and grid-connected urban microgrids in Western Australia’s South West Interconnected System (SWIS).

Zenith has also been collaborating with stakeholders in WA’s Goldfields on development of a power solution to provide the region with affordable energy security and a fast track to Net Zero. These outcomes align with the State’s intent to avoid the recurrence of protracted blackouts in Kalgoorlie experienced earlier this year, and to introduce more renewable energy, particularly from the Northern Goldfields into the SWIS.

Mr. Moffat, Managing Director and CEO of Zenith, said the development aims to deliver Traditional Owners meaningful participation in the Energy Transition; for miners more affordable and sustainable renewable energy; and for the region and state an economic boost by activating land for downstream processing of critical and battery minerals.

PoweringWA, which was recently set-up within Energy Policy WA are seeking support from Commonwealth programs such the Capacity Investment Scheme (CIS) and Rewiring the Nation to facilitate a more renewable and reliable power system for the Goldfields. 

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The Kathleen Valley Project is progressing rapidly

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The Kathleen Valley Project is progressing rapidly

We are proud to be a strategic partner for Liontown Resources’ Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, an innovative venture that will revolutionise how the Australian mining industry is powered.

April 08, 2024


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Production with 60% renewable energy is on track for mid-2024. 

We are proud to be a strategic partner for Liontown Resources’ Kathleen Valley Lithium Project, an innovative venture that will revolutionise how the Australian mining industry is powered. 

Our Hybrid Power Station is nearing completion to provide over 60% renewable energy from the outset, a milestone achievement for remote off-grid power in the mining industry. 

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Visit of Senator Linda Reynolds to Zenith Energy: Driving Innovation and Equity in the Energy Transition 

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Visit of Senator Linda Reynolds to Zenith Energy: Driving Innovation and Equity in the Energy Transition 

Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC recently visited Zenith Energy's Rivervale offices.

April 05, 2024


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Senator the Hon. Linda Reynolds CSC recently visited Zenith Energy’s Rivervale offices, hosted by key members of Zenith’s leadership team including Doug Walker, Executive Chairman; Hamish Moffat, Managing Director; Dominic Da Cruz, Executive ESG & Stakeholder Engagement; and Jason Good, General Manager – Connected Energy. During the visit, discussions centred around the role of energy in supporting the international competitiveness of Australia’s critical minerals industry, addressing modern slavery and replicating more widely across the country Zenith’s microgrids solutions. 

One highlight was the “Eve” Eglinton Village Energy microgrid, Western Australia’s first residential community energy network. This initiative, facilitated by Zenith Energy and Cedar Woods, integrates renewable energy solutions into property development, resulting in significant cost savings for participating households. 

Plans were made to continue collaboration with the Senator including her visit to Zenith’s projects in the Goldfields to support Zenith’s development of a system solution for the region to ensure energy security, reliability, and its decarbonisation for the benefit of traditional owners, the mining sector and communities who live and work there.  

During the visit, Zenith Energy reaffirmed its deep commitment to leading the energy transition with equity, diversity and inclusion as it progresses to Net Zero. The company firmly believes in the universal right to clean, reliable, and affordable energy, and it is steadfast in its determination to realize this vision. The visit underscored the commitment of Zenith Energy and its partners to pioneering sustainable energy solutions that benefit businesses and communities where we operate. 

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Zenith Energy Named Finalist in the Global Energy Transition Awards 2024 

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Zenith Energy Named Finalist in the Global Energy Transition Awards 2024 

March 19, 2024


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We are thrilled to announce that Zenith Energy has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Reuters Global Energy Transition Awards 2024 to be held in New York City this June. These awards recognise and celebrate the pioneering efforts of organisations and individuals in driving the energy transition worldwide. 

Being named a global finalist in the category of “The Company of Net Zero Future” is a testament to Zenith Energy’s commitment to leading the charge towards a cleaner and more sustainable energy future. It reflects our dedication to innovation, collaboration, equity, inclusion, environmental leadership, driving positive change in the power sector, and the markets and communities where we operate. 

The winners will be revealed at the Global Energy Transition Awards Ceremony, scheduled for June 25, 2024, in New York City. This event serves as a platform to highlight the remarkable achievements of industry leaders who are shaping the future of energy. 

For more information about the Global Energy Transition Awards 2024 and to view the complete list of finalists, please visit the official website: Global Energy Transition Awards 2024 (reutersevents.com)

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Significant Milestones at Zenith Energy

Significant Milestones at Zenith Energy

Last month Zenith Energy made two key announcements that have put a spotlight on our growth ambitions while also highlighting our ability to make strategic decisions to position our company at the forefront of Australia’s energy transition.

October 10, 2022


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Last month Zenith Energy made two key announcements that have put a spotlight on our growth ambitions while also highlighting our ability to make strategic decisions to position our company at the forefront of Australia’s energy transition.

We proudly confirmed the acquisition of Peel Renewable Energy as our first non-resources asset and announced Zenith as the recipient of a Letter of Award from Liontown Resources to Build, Own and Operate what is expected to become the largest remote off-grid renewable energy hybrid power station in the country.

Both announcements represent forward steps on our journey to Net Zero, highlighting our commitment to increasing the proportion of renewable generation in our portfolio and further assist our clients in their journey to decarbonise.

The Liontown Award will enable us to demonstrate our innovation, flexibility, and expertise in delivering low-carbon hybrid power solutions, while also once again raising the industry benchmark in renewable energy integration.

Furthermore, with the thermal components of the power station designed to operate in ‘engine off’ mode at various times, it’s another opportunity for Zenith to showcase the ability of renewables to deliver reliable, continuous supply, to power an entire mining operation.

This aligns with the acquisition of Peel Renewable Energy, which will also see Zenith take on responsibility for the Peel Renewable Microgrid, a vertically integrated generation, distribution, and retail business, supplying power to the Peel Business Park, south of Perth.

It will allow Zenith to leverage our knowledge of islanded generation infrastructure, capitalising on our expertise and skillset, while also providing future opportunities for growth and expansion.

Both projects will also allow Zenith to demonstrate that our innovative power solutions work in real world environments, providing confidence to the sector overall.

It’s a key step in making renewable technologies more available, as it’s only once the technology is proven to be able to be successfully integrated and effective – and able to support industrial loads while also maintaining security of supply – that we can increase demand and allow our technology partners to develop economies of scale.

It’s an exciting time for Zenith and it’s clear we’re embarking on our next chapter of growth as a business, allowing us to continue to play a lead role in the energy transition, while also providing like-minded partners with a glide path to Net Zero.

Read International Mining’s Liontown article here

Read The West Australian Liontown article here

Read Perth Now’s Peel article here

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