Lihir commissions green power upgrade

COMMISSIONING of the $US40 million, 20MW geothermal expansion facility at the Lihir Gold’s namesake operation in PNG has begun, with 2007 savings from the upgraded plant expected to cancel out capital costs for the expansion dollar for dollar.

Lihir commissions green power upgrade
Lihir commissions green power upgrade
Lihir commissions green power upgrade
Lihir commissions green power upgrade
Lihir commissions green power upgrade

Geothermal power costs for the project are 1c per kilowatt compared to 12c/kW using heavy fuel oil, which will result in a saving of $40 million before the end of the calendar year.

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