Agnew Gold Mine at Agnew is approximately 25km west of Leinster in the northern goldfields region of Western Australia. Mine energy consumption is transitioning from diesel generation to a hybrid solution that combines solar, wind, battery and gas generation.
The Wind Farm will consist of up to five (5) GW140 3.57MW Wind Turbines at a hub height of 110m and with a total name-plate rated capacity of 17.85 MW. It will connect and export into the Angew Gold Mine Power Station (AGPS).
Nacap has been appointed as the Principal Contractor in a joint venture with Goldwind Australia. Construction occurred over 9-11 months with Nacap performing installation, commissioning and operation of all Project site amenities and communications throughout the project and rehabilitation of the site post construction. Nacap’s scope included:
- Design and construction of access roads, including upgrade of existing roads – 2.5 km
- Design and construction of 5 x hardstands, including blade laydown areas (14,000m2)
- Clearing and construction of batch plant, gear laydown and site offices laydown areas (20,000m2)
- Design and construction of 5 x WTG foundations, including excavation, assembly and concrete pouring (each foundation 540m3 – 610m3)
- Design and installation of WTG earthing and cabling system (including trenching)
- Design and installation of cabling between WTG tower and RMU (kiosks)
- Pre-commissioning of cabling
First wind farm Project Nacap is acting as Principal Contractor (due to OFSC accreditation)
Geotechnical Investigation (drilling) and survey works - early works scope completed on site without incident