Wheatstone is one of Australia’s largest resource projects operated by Chevron. Ensight’s design solution for the 4,500 accommodation units to house workers for the construction of the full project. A range of interventions were identified and ultimately implemented, providing a saving of 12.3GWh per annum.
The mining operation at BHP’s Groote Eylandt Mining Company (GEMCO) on an island in the Gulf of Carpentaria off the coast of the Northern Territory in Australia, was commissioned in 1965 and extracts high grade manganese ore using open-cut, strip mining methods. A range of design options were identified with potential savings totalling 6.45GWh per annum.
Tarong Power Station was constructed in the mid 1980’s at a cost of more than A$1.2 billion. It consists of four generating units with a capacity of 350MW each, fed by bituminous coal via conveyor belt from a nearby mine. Across the entire plant a total of 38 energy efficiency opportunities were identified. Combined, these initiatives achieved a 28% energy reduction in Tarong Power Station Auxiliaries electricity use, saving 15.2 GWh p.a.