Kleenheat's EVOL LNG has secured a contract to supply Doray Minerals Ltd's Deflector Gold-Copper project with approximately 4560 tpy of LNG from its Kwinana LNG plant commencing in April 2016.
The Deflector project, located 160 km east of Geraldton in the mid-west region of Western Australia, is a greenfield project with a purpose-built dual-fuelled power station currently under construction. This power station will be built, owned and operated by Kalgoorlie Power Systems (KPS), a subsidiary of Pacific Energy Ltd. It will be fuelled by 30% diesel and 70& natural gas.
EVOL LNG's Business Manager, Nick Rea, said: "Entering into an agreement with Doray during a period of historically low energy prices demonstrates our resilience in a highly competitive market, but the team's also been pretty innovative to bring costs down.
“Among other key innovations, the on-site LNG storage and vaporisation facility will use a unique LNG vaporisation system, where waste heat from KPS's power station will be recovered to vaporise LNG instead of traditional ambient air fin vaporisers, making the solution more cost competitive.”
Doray Minerals Managing Director, Allan Kelly said the use of LNG would provide the Deflector project with stable power and low energy costs throughout the initial life of the mine.
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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