Gudai-Darri Solar Project
Pilbara Region, Western Australia, Australia
Delivering Rio Tinto's first solar plant to power its most technologically advanced resource site to date.
Rio Tinto's first solar plant will deliver the majority of Gudai-Darri's power. The installation of a 34MW photovoltaic solar farm will comprise approximately 100,000 solar panels with the electricity managed through inverters that convert to usable power.
Aiming for 100% alternative electricity supply during peak solar power generation times
On average, the solar plant is expected to supply all of Gudai-Darri’s electricity demand during peak solar power generation times and approximately 65% of the site’s average electricity demand. Together with a new lithium-ion battery energy storage system, the solar plant is estimated to reduce the site's annual carbon dioxide emissions by about 90,000 tonnes compared to conventional gas powered generation.
Making operations more sustainable through integration of renewable energies
Calibre QuadR was awarded the project management services to support construction of a new solar photovoltaic system on this landmark solar and renewable energy project that will result in significantly reduced carbon emissions for the site.
Acknowledging Traditional Owners
We place great significance in the importance of cultural awareness, and the opportunity to acknowledge and thank the Traditional Custodians for welcoming our teams to the site and providing safe passage whilst on Country.
Partnering to deliver safe and sustainable mine strategies
Calibre QuadR is dedicated to working with partners to be part of the solution for safe and sustainable mine strategies. This project is a significant step in providing a renewable energy solution that can be replicated across similar sites throughout Western Australia.
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