Kirkalocka powers up with LNG

EVOL LNG has completed works at Adaman Resources’ Kirkalocka Gold Mine with the site receiving its first delivery of liquefied natural gas on 6 September. The mine will use LNG to fuel its 14.5MW power station and power the 2.5Mtpa gold processing plant.

The project is located 75km south of Mount Magnet and 535km from the Kwinana LNG facility. EVOL LNG’s project delivery team mobilised to site in early June to conduct site surveys and prepare for delivery of the LNG storage vessel and the gas pipeline to the power station. The facility will store enough LNG to power the mine for up to five days. To keep the mine running, EVOL LNG’s road tankers will deliver to the site daily, acting as a virtual gas pipeline. By fuelling the mine’s power station with LNG instead of diesel, Adaman Resources expects to save more than $2 million per year and reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 25 per cent.

It was all hands on deck during the three month’s on-site construction phase, completing the project safely and ahead of the power station commissioning.

Aerial photograph of LNG installation at Kirkalocka Gold Mine