The 10 year contract is subject to negotiations, with discussions about a power purchase agreement and a 10 year extension option still under way.
Hamish Moffat, Zenith managing director, said the company’s contracted build own operate capacity would be more than 170MW once the agreement was concluded.
This announcement comes just days after Pacific Energy announced it had been unsuccessful in its bid to win the gas power station contract. Pacific has supplied power at Tanami since 2001, through two diesel power generators with 34MW of capacity.
The company will remain on site until a new gas pipeline is built and the new power station commissioned.
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