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 is currently executing an Early Works Agreement (EWA) in JV with Goldwind Australia, which includes:
- Site geotechnical investigation, consisting of bore hole drilling and test pitting
- Site testing of soil resistivity for WTG earthing and electrical cabling systems design
- Design of 5 km access roads and associated drainage
- Design of 5 x Hardstands, including blade laydown areas (14,000m2)
- Design of 5 x Wind Turbine Generator (WTG) foundations
- Site establishment and planning for works execution
- Plans and procedure generation, including approvals process with Client
- Procurement of long lead items for construction
Site Geotechnical Investigation (drilling) and survey works – completed without incident (April 2019)
Construction Hazard Identification (HAZID) workshop with Client and JV partner carried out
Civils preliminary design provided to Client for review