Goldfields Agnew mine gets Goldwind on board

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Gullen Range Wind Farm. Image courtesy of Goldwind Australia

Following the recent announcement Agnew Gold Mine in the northern Goldfields in Western Australia would become the first Australian mine to be powered by a wind, solar, battery and gas microgrid, Goldwind has announced it will deliver the wind aspect.

The wind farm will consist of five GW140/3.57MW Goldwind wind turbines at 110 metre hub height and 18 megawatts generated capacity.

Energy Developments Pty Ltd (EDL) is engaged to design, construct, own and operate the microgrid to power the Agnew Mine in two stages, under a 10-year agreement with Gold Fields.

Goldwind, together with Balance of Plant Joint Venture Partner NACAP, will provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services to the project. Goldwind will additionally provide warranty operations and maintenance during the operations period.

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 “We are extremely pleased to partner with EDL on the Agnew Mine project. Goldwind will deliver the wind farm project using our advanced permanent magnet direct-drive (PMDD) turbines,” Goldwind Australia managing director John Titchen said.

“The project will make a significant contribution towards Australia’s transition to a clean, renewable future.”

EDL CEO James Harman said, “As a leading global producer of sustainable distributed energy, EDL is pleased to be supporting Gold Fields’ Agnew Gold Mine through the development of a fully integrated hybrid renewable energy solution that will improve reliability, reduce operating costs and reduce environmental impact.

“We are looking forward to working with Goldwind and other partners to deliver for Gold Fields.”