Rio Tinto va construire un parc solaire PV de 34 MW pour la nouvelle mine de fer de Koodaideri dans le Pilbara. Plus stockage sur batteries Lithium
https://www.mining.com/rio-tinto-to-bui ... -ore-mine/Rio to build $98-million solar plant at Koodaideri
Cecilia Jamasmie | February 18, 2020
Rio Tinto (ASX, LON, NYSE: RIO) has approved a $98-million investment to build a solar plant, Western Australia’s first, which will power the company’s new Koodaideri iron ore mine, in the resource-rich Pilbara region.
The plan includes building a lithium-ion battery energy storage system that would help power the miner’s entire Pilbara power network, the company said.
The 34-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility is expected to supply all of Koodaideri’s electricity demand during peak solar power generation times, and about 65% of the mine’s average electricity demand when it begins operations in late 2021.
Koodaideri mine will have an annual capacity of 43 million tonnes, underpinning production of the Pilbara Blend, Rio Tinto’s flagship iron ore product