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juwi to construct ground breaking solar hybrid project for TransAlta at BHP’s Nickel West Sites
© juwi AGPerth / Wörrstadt (renewablepress) - Two solar farms at Leinster and Mt Keith with a combined power of 38 MW and a 10 MW battery-energy storage system will tangibly reduce CO2 emission.
The Australian subsidiary of German renewable energy specialist juwi AG, signed an agreement with Transalta to design, supply, build and integrate a solar battery hybrid power plant for BHP’s Nickel West mine. The hybrid power plant is expected to be operational in November next year, after which juwi will undertake the plant operation and maintenance.
Dave Manning, Director Global Hybrid at juwi said “This groundbreaking hybrid project with Transalta for BHP is the next important milestone for renewable energy. Not only does the project feature spatially distributed solar power generation, cloud forecasting and the latest juwi Hybrid IQ technology, but also demonstrates that our solutions are now part of Tier 1 mining operations. Supplying hybrid renewable power unlocks several benefits for West Australian mines. The resources industry shows leadership in technology and decarbonisation, while reducing cash operating costs and fuel price risks.”
The solar system designed by juwi maximises generation with bifacial solar PV modules and a single axis tracking system, taking advantage of the high irradiance in WA. Juwi Hybrid IQ micro-grid technology will enable the integration of the solar and battery system into the existing off-grid network and support the operation of the existing power station.
Cameron Garnsworthy, Managing Director, juwi Australia comments: “Our proven track record with hybrid designs and project delivery in locations with some of the world’s best solar resources enable our clients to drive down cash operating costs with maximized throughput and reliability. The collaboration with TransAlta and its forward-looking experts has been crucial for the closure of the project. We are glad also to work with TransAlta to deliver this ground breaking project. I would like to thank the entire team for their contribution.”
juwi has already achieved remarkable success for mining clients globally with the world’s first utility scale solar battery hybrid project at the DeGrussa Copper mine. This was followed by Agnew Gold in 2019 and another six utility scale hybrid projects currently under construction: Esperance, Sukari, Pan African Resources, Jacinth Ambrosia, Jabiru and Gruyere. With TransAlta at BHP’s Nickel West Site, juwi will provide a new benchmark of power systems for mines in Australia and internationally.
Since the founding of the company in 1996, juwi has, in sum, built over 5,400 MW of wind and solar projects in more than 25 countries.
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About JUWI GmbH
The JUWI Group has been one of the leading specialists for renewable energies for more than 25 years and offers complete project development as well as other services related to the planning, construction, and operational management of renewable energy plants. Its business areas primarily include projects with wind and solar energy as well as hybrid systems with storage for industrial applications.
The company belongs to Mannheim-based MVV Energie AG, one of the largest municipal energy suppliers in Germany. JUWI has its headquarters in Wörrstadt near Mainz and further locations in Hanover, Brandis (Saxony), Melle/Osnabrück, Stuttgart, Bochum and in Franconia. In the summer of 2022, Windwärts Energie GmbH was merged into juwi AG, which subsequently changed its legal form to JUWI GmbH. JUWI was founded in Rhineland-Palatinate in 1996, Windwärts in Lower Saxony in 1994.
Worldwide, JUWI employs more than 1,100 people and is present with projects on all continents. Outside Germany, there are branches in Italy, Greece, South Africa, the USA, Japan, Australia, India, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore.
To date, JUWI has implemented more than 1,200 wind turbines with a capacity of more than 2,800 megawatts at around 200 locations worldwide in the wind segment; in the solar segment, there are around 1,850 PV plants with a total capacity of around 3,250 megawatts. JUWI's operations management services wind energy and photovoltaic plants with a capacity of more than 4,100 megawatts. JUWI has initiated a total investment volume of more than ten billion euros for the realization of energy projects.
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