London-headquartered Anglo American’s Grosvenor mine – a $1.7 billion growth project under development in the Moranbah region of Queensland’s northern Bowen Basin – has an anticipated mine life of more than 30 years.
The power station EDL will construct will be the its third WCMG power station on an Anglo mine site, the others being the 45MW German Creek station, which has been operational on the Grasstree mine since 2007, and the 63MW Moranbah North station, which has been online on the Anglo North mine since 2009.
The Grosvenor station will operate until 2038.
The deal gives EDL the option to redeploy existing capacity, at the end of its existing mine life, to this new project.
This, EDL said, would demonstrate the flexibility of its distributed generation solutions.
EDL managing director Greg Pritchard said signing the agreement was “testament to the important strategic relationship” his company had developed over the years with Anglo.
“EDL is also well advanced in progressing a number of other value accretive development opportunities which are expected to be finalised in the near-term,” Pritchard said.
EDL also recently agreed to a five-year extension of the power purchase agreement at its 12MW Darlot power station with Gold Fields subsidiary Darlot Mining Company, and a two-year extension of the operating and maintenance agreement of the 20MW Jundee power station with Northern Star Resources.
EDL also signed agreements with AngloGold Ashanti Australia under which it will own and maintain high pressure gas conditioning skids for AGA’s Sunrise Dam (for 10 years) and Tropicana (for 12 years) gold mines in Western Australia.