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Power station update


Over the last year we have been gathering video footage of the expansion of the Ngāwhā power station. This has been complied into a brief project update to show how we are progressing. With the completion of the well drilling recently and the demobilisation of the Iceland Drilling Rig, it is timely to share the latest update. This video is useful for providing an insight into the scale of the works involved. For more information please go to: For more information please contact: Philippa White, / 021-2418740

Power station update2019-03-13T21:24:12+12:00

A head of steam on power station expansion


It’s full steam ahead for the expansion of the Ngawha geothermal power station following major transaction approval from the Top Energy Consumer Trust and Top Energy Board. Top Energy Chief Executive Russell Shaw says this was the final hurdle the company had to pass to commit to a construction programme to expand the station to 53MW by June 2021. Bank funding has been secured for an estimated total project cost of $175million. The company is keen to retain local ownership by using bank funding. While constraining the company’s capital expenditure in the short term the investment will ensure benefits from [...]

A head of steam on power station expansion2018-05-30T13:21:09+12:00

A step closer to Ngawha expansion


Another step towards the expansion of the Ngawha power station has been achieved with recent approval of final resource consents. Top Energy applied for a variation on existing consents which were granted by the Environment Court in February 2016 after it purchased 184 hectares of land adjacent to its Ngawha operations. The final consents were granted in July and will last 35 years. Chief Executive Russell Shaw says the land offers clear advantages for the running of the power station. “We couldn’t ignore the benefits the new block offered”. “The land is located over the highest temperatures in the geothermal [...]

A step closer to Ngawha expansion2018-01-18T21:38:45+12:00