Monday, December 3, 2018

New Zealand: Workers at Ngawha Geothermal Power Plant Expansion Project Live in Shipping Containers!

Container city a 'home away from home' for Ngawha Power Station workers (New Zealand Herald)

(Courtesy Northern Advocate)
Top Energy's geothermal power generation expansion at Ngawha is a huge project by Far North standards, and not only for the lines company.

With 29 shipping containers onsite, and beds for almost 50 workers, it's also the biggest accommodation project undertaken by container specialists Royal Wolf in New Zealand.

The $176 million project's village comprises 19 accommodation containers and a container hub, including a commercial kitchen, a laundry and ablutions unit, and a number of offices.

Iceland Drilling is drilling five 1,750 m wells, each taking around 30-40 days of continuous 24-hour a day activity. Royal Wolf opened a branch in Whang─ürei two years ago to meet growing demand for container solutions in the region, with additional containers being brought in from Auckland and the South Island for the Ngawha project.