Thursday, February 4, 2016

New Zealand: Project to Run Pulp and Timber Mill Using Surplus Geothermal Plant Steam and Heat

Plan to boost North's economy (New Zealand Herald)

Ngawha Geothermal Plant  (Courtesy Top Energy)
A plan for funding for Ngawha geothermal power station to help turn its excess steam and heat into a resource for other industries was among the announcements at the launch of an economic plan for Northland in Kerikeri today.

The Government says the 58 actions detailed in its Tai Tokerau Northland Economic Action Plan will help transform Northland's struggling economy.

The proposal to build a pulp and timber mill at Ngawha for an estimated $600 million, using surplus steam and heat from the 25 MW geothermal power station, would have to be privately funded but the government could help find investors through NZ Trade and Enterprise.

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