Tanami

Newmont’s Tamami Gold Mine is an underground mine located 540 km north-west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.

Project Background

Newmont’s Tanami Gold Mine is an underground mine located 540 km north-west of Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia.

Zenith currently operates two power stations at the Newmont Tanami site; the Dead Bullock Soak (DBS) station and the Granites Power Station (GTS).

The two stations are located 42km apart and are joined by 66kV overhead powerlines.

The two power stations combined to have a capacity of 101.5MW and were commenced in 2018.

Renewable Integration

In 2020 Zenith begun the “T2 Expansion” at Tanami. This expansion includes the installation of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) and additional gas generating units.

Once the expansion has been completed, the total Tanami project will comprise of the following:

  • 3 x Wartsila 8.7MW 20V34 Dual Fuel Generating Sets
  • 2x Wartsila 9.8MW 30V34 Gas Generating Sets
  • 4x 2.4MW Diesel Generating Sets
  • 11x 3.4MW Gas Generating Sets
  • 1 x 9.2MW / 9MWh Wartsila BESS

The BESS system will address a cyclic load demand and operate in parallel with the existing gas power station, and further reduce its carbon footprint.

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Project name
Tanami
Location

Northern Territory

Client
Newmont Mining Services
Capacity
101.5 MW
Energy source
BESS, Gas, Network Infrastructure

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Barrow Island

Barrow Island

Zenith have operated and maintained the Chevron Barrow Island Central Power Station for WA Oil since 2008.

Project Background

Zenith Energy has operated and maintained the Chevron Barrow Island Central Power Station since 2008.

The island is located approximately 60km off the north-west coast of Western Australia (WA) and approximately 88km north of Onslow in the Carnarvon Basin.

Barrow Island is home to an oil production facility as well as one of the world’s largest natural gas projects, which produces over 2.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily and will continue to be an important pillar of the Australian economy (Chevron, 2022).

Zenith Energy is supplying a 21MW gas power generation solution and maintains the extensive high voltage distribution system on the Island.

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Project name
Barrow Island
Location

Barrow Island, Australia

Client
Chevron
Capacity
21 MW
Energy source
Gas, Network Infrastructure