Mighty River Power reports the cooling towers and equipment have been received for its Ngatamariki 82 MW geothermal power plant project in New Zealand. The shipment is from Ormat.
Reported in local media, the geothermal power project of Mighty River Power has reached a major milestone with the arrival of the towers for the air cooling system for the planned 82 MW geothermal power plant at Ngatamariki, New Zealand.
The towers are provided by Ormat and arrived by ship in the Port of Tauranga. About 90 truckloads of equipment have been delivered to the site. The cooling system, so the article – is made up out of four structures with a height of 15 meters and a combined length of more than 300 meters.
Mighty River Power’s General Manager Development, Mark Trigg, said delivery of the shipment was an important milestone in the construction of the plant and would enable future works to continue on the original construction schedule. The cooling system plays an integral role in the operations of the plant.
“It’s great to see the progress on site. The foundations for the cooling towers are almost complete and very soon we’ll be able to see the station really begin to take shape. We remain on schedule for completion and commissioning in mid 2013,” said Mr Trigg.
The plant under construction will be 100% owned by Mighty River Power, while Tauhara North No. 2 Trust will receive parts of the expected revenue stream from the plant as royalty for the resource consent.