PNG Lihir gold mine in on-site power service deal

Wärtsilä has signed a three-year service agreement with Newcrest Mining Ltd for their on-site power plants at the Lihir gold mine in Papua New Guinea.

The agreement covers the major engine services and spare parts for three power plants - diesel power station, interim power station and oil cubes - located at the mine. In total, these power plants have 22 Wärtsilä engines with a combined output of 172 MW.

Gold production at the open cast mine commenced in 1997.

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