Adelaide Brighton to buy power from 278-MW Infigen wind farm - report
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Australian cement maker Adelaide Brighton Ltd (ASX:ABC) will be powering some of its facilities with electricity from a 278.5-MW wind farm owned by Infigen Energy (ASX:IFN), the Australian Financial Review reports.
The two companies have signed a contract that calls for the cement manufacturer to buy power from the Lake Bonney wind farm for a five-year term. The newspaper wrote on Monday that specific terms of the deal have not been provided, while the contracted amount is said to be more than the 88 GWh that were contracted in a bulk power purchase agreement (PPA) deal last week for a wind project in Melbourne.
Infigen’s CEO Ross Rolfe has confirmed the deal, saying that the power will come from Infigen’s existing portfolio, with most of it to be sourced from the Lake Bonney plant. Adelaide Brighton will use the electricity to supply two of its cement plants near Adelaide, South Australia, and a quarry on Yorke Peninsula.
The 112-turbine Lake Bonney wind park in South Australia was installed in three stages, the last one of which went live in 2010. The plant uses wind turbines supplied by Danish firm Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS).
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