Sustainable power with SIMEC ZEN Energy

Sustainable power with SIMEC ZEN Energy
Sustainable power with SIMEC ZEN Energy

Key points

  • InfraBuild is partnering with SIMEC ZEN Energy to reduce its carbon emissions and improve energy efficiencies
  • SA’s Cultana Solar Farm project is the first of several renewable energy projects that will facilitate InfraBuild’s sustainability transition
  • InfraBuild’s Laverton steel works will derive sustainable power from SIMEC ZEN Energy’s Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria

InfraBuild is driven to develop a business model that utilises sustainable energy to reduce carbon emissions and improve energy efficiencies. To enable the transition to a more sustainable energy solution across its steel manufacturing sites, InfraBuild has been working with GFG Alliance's SIMEC ZEN Energy.

To help meet InfraBuild's (formerly LIBERTY OneSteel) sustainability goals, SIMEC ZEN Energy recently announced the development of its Cultana Solar Farm project in South Australia, which has an estimated energy generation of 600GWh per year drawn from around 780,000 solar panels.

It is the first of many renewable energy projects planned by SIMEC ZEN Energy that will contribute to InfraBuild's sustainability transition. These include a cogeneration plant that will use waste gases from steelmaking at LIBERTY Steel and Mining in Whyalla, a grid-scale battery expected to be in the order of 100MW in size and a pumped hydro project in South Australia.

In addition to the Cultana Solar Farm project, SIMEC ZEN Energy announced earlier in 2018 that GFG Alliance had struck a 15-year deal for renewable energy produced by the Numurkah Solar Farm in northern Victoria. The deal will help to sustainably power InfraBuild's Laverton steelworks in Victoria.

In addition to the work being undertaken in partnership with InfraBuild, SIMEC ZEN Energy has been awarded a long-term contract for the supply of sustainable energy to the South Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy (SACOME) Joint Electricity Purchasing Group, along with a contract to supply electricity to the South Australian Government until at least 2020.

Contact SIMEC ZEN Energy

1300 936 466 

Article published on Monday, 12 November 2018

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