Wood Group GTS has signed a five-year operations and maintenance (O&M) agreement with Australia’s largest gold producer, Newcrest Mining (Newcrest). Under the contract, Wood Group GTS will provide mobilisation and complete care, custody and control services for the primary and secondary power stations at Newcrest’s Telfer Gold Mine, located in the Pilbara district of Western Australia.
The primary plant is a 138MW dual fuel (natural gas/diesel) fired electric generation facility consisting of three GE LM6000 PC gas turbines. The secondary plant is a 13MW single fuel (diesel) fired electric generation facility containing six reciprocating diesel engines.
“The power facilities at Telfer Gold Mine are dedicated to supporting our operations and related activities at Telfer. Reliable, continuous power supply is critical to operations at Telfer,” said Glenn Ingram (group manager, asset management) of Newcrest. “We look forward to working with Wood Group GTS.”
Frank Avery from Wood Group GTS said, “This is a landmark contract for Wood Group GTS in Australia and we are delighted to be the first non-OEM power contractor appointed by Newcrest. This is a result of our focus on the improvement of asset efficiency and reliability, through best practice operations and maintenance procedures applied at various facilities around the globe.”