Alinta Energy (Alinta) has recently appointed Engenium as the Project Management Services Provider (PMSP) for the construction phase of their Chichester Solar/Gas Hybrid Project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

As the PMSP Engenium will be responsible for the provision of a wholistic project management solution, for the construction of the Chichester Project on a turnkey basis.

The 60MW solar farm which forms part of the Chichester Project is expected to reduce energy costs for mining operations in the Pilbara. The solar farm will be located near Fortescue Metals Group’s Christmas Creek Iron ore Mine and will service both Christmas Creek and Cloudbreak mines.

As Jason Hislop recently discussed in our latest insight piece titled Renewable Energy in Mining Operations, this project is a great example of how the energy sector can team up with the mining sector and take on a holistic approach to improving the uptake of renewable energy.

Alinta is an established owner and operator of approximately 3,000MW of gas and coal fired power assets across Australia and New Zealand. Alinta is actively looking to expand its generation footprint through investment in clean energy projects across Australia. 

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