Calibre to be part of Rio Tinto’s first solar plant in Western Australia

Calibre to be part of Rio Tinto’s first solar plant in Western Australia

Calibre has been awarded the provision of Project Management Services to support the construction of a new solar photovoltaic (PV) system at Rio Tinto’s Koodaideri mine site.

The 34MW photovoltaic solar plant will consist of approximately 100,000 solar panels made up of PV cells to convert the Pilbara sunlight into electricity, which is estimated to supply up to 65% of the mine site’s average power. Calibre’s Wayne Le Dan, Area Manager and Peter Wood, lead Electrical Engineer will lead the team over the coming months, with construction expected to begin later in the year.

This work is in addition to the support that we are already providing on Rio Tinto's Koodaideri project. Our existing packages include engineering and site support for the construction of the Koodaideri railway, Autohaul® Rail Systems plus the Koodaideri Mine Process Control Systems.

Adrian Chapman, Manager Mining and Minerals WA, said Calibre is proud to be working on such a significant project. “We echo Rio Tinto’s sentiment that we can be part of the solution and continue to look for ways to assist all companies to achieve their renewable and sustainable goals.” Said Mr Chapman.

Our overall objective is to help achieve energy productivity and carbon reduction in all industries, ensuring our solutions are integrated to future proof the well-being of communities. Our teams understand the importance of energy efficiency in sustainability strategies. With a focus on ensuring systems are as efficient and effective as possible, we can help your business transition to a cleaner energy future.

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