Monday, December 11, 2017

New Zealand: 28 MW Expansion of Ngawha Geothermal Power Station to be Completed by 2021

Northland firm gets contract for part of $179m Ngawha expansion (New Zealand Herald)

Almost $176 million worth of contracts have been let to expand the Ngawha Geothermal Power Station, with a Northland firm winning one of the three main contracts.

It's believed to be one of the largest construction projects ever to be undertaken in the Far North and Whangarei-based United Civil Construction has won the contract to carry out major earthworks and other civil work for the expansion, which will take Ngawha's capacity from 25 MW to 53 MW - enough to power the entire Far North.

Iceland Drilling will send a specialist team and be based in Northland for one year from April 2018. Israeli geothermal plant construction experts Ormat have the contract to design, build and supply the power station.