Located in the Pilbara region of WA, Newman Power Station is a 178MW dual fuel (gas and distillate) power station that has supplied electricity to the area since the 1970s.
Its principal customer is the Roy Hill mine, which it supplies via our own 220kV transmission line. Located 120 km north of the Newman township, Roy Hill is one of Australia's largest single-pit, open-cut iron ore mines.
Natural gas is transported to the Newman Power Station via the Goldfields Gas Transmission Pipeline, which is 11.8% owned by Alinta Energy. It also keeps approximately one million litres of diesel fuel stored on site at any time. In the event of a gas supply interruption, it can switch to diesel fuel and continue to generate electricity for its customers.
Some Alinta Energy employees live in the town of Newman, with many engaged in community and sporting activities. We believe in supporting local businesses by using their services to help maintain the power station.
Alinta Energy has a strong relationship with the Nyiyaparli traditional land owners and, where possible, sources services and materials from Nyiyaparli business owners.