McArthur River Mine

The Project

McArthur River Mining (MRM) is located in the Northern Territory approximately 970 kilometres south-east from Darwin and 60 kilometres south-west of its closest township, Borroloola. MRM mines one of the world’s largest zinc and lead deposits.  Established as an underground operation in 1995, MRM converted to open-pit mining in 2006. MRM produces zinc and lead in concentrates which are primarily exported through Bing Bong loading facility on the southern coast of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The current mine life extends to 2038 with an additional 10 years reprocessing tailings.

The mine provides direct employment to about 1,000 people, including contractors. In 2019, the mine spent $89 million on wages, $76 million on capital projects, $333 million on goods and services – much of which were sourced locally – and $1.8 million on community investment projects.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

Scarborough Project

Woodside is proposing to develop the Scarborough gas resource through new offshore facilities connected through an approximately 430 km pipeline to a proposed brownfield expansion of the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility (Pluto Train 2).

Pluto LNG Train 2

The project comprises a proposed expansion of the Woodside-operated Pluto LNG facility through construction of a second LNG train.

Avonlie Solar Farm

The Avonlie Solar farm has a nameplate rating of 245.47MWp and consists of approximately 455,000 PV (photovoltaic) modules mounted on piers that will be driven into the existing subgrade.

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