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  • Former Solid Energy Jv Partner Gtl Seeks To Sell

    GTL Energy New Zealand, Solid Energys former partner in an experimental briquette making plant in Southland, narrowed its loss in 2014 in a year when it garnered no revenue and began preparing for the sale of the Mataura briquette plant, its biggest asset.

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  • Solid Energys Lignite Coal Plans Dead All Related Assets

    Mr Fords announcement suggests Solid Energys 29 million demonstration briquette production plant at Mataura faces mothballing before it even opens. The plant is close to commissioning, but recent reports suggest a prospective major customer, Fonterra, had already decided against using the materials.

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  • Changes For Solid Energys Briquette Plant 9Finance

    Changes for Solid Energys briquette plant. ... Solid Energy does not see itself as the long-term owner of the plant. Solid Energy is still in talks with its banks and Treasury officials as part ...

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  • Brian Gaynor Buck Stops With The Solid Energy Board Nz

    Mar 01, 2013 Former Solid Energy CEO Don Elder believed the company would play a major role in New Zealands energy development. ... 25 million lignite briquette plant in Mataura. ... Solid Energys plans

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  • Coal Action Backgrounder

    Lignite Briquetting Solid Energy recently announced plans to next year 2011 start building a lignite briquetting plant producing 65,000 to 100,000 tonnes a year for the domestic market with a proposed expansion to 1 million tonnes for the export market by 2014. Domestically briquettes would most likely be going to Fonterra.

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  • Milestone In Upgrading Lowgrade Coal International Mining

    Solid Energy is commissioning its Mataura briquette plant in Southland, which will produce lignite briquettes for New Zealands South Island energy market using GTL Energys technology.Once fully commissioned, the Mataura plant will be operated by GTLE Development GTLE through a wholly-owned New Zealand subsidiaryto produce up to 90,000 t ...

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  • Solid Energy Responds To Very Tough Market Nzx New

    Following the end of the Governments grants scheme, Biodiesel New Zealand has been unable to meet Solid Energys performance expectations. The business has been reorganised into two parts one manufacturing and marketing fuel and an agrifoods unit which contracts with farmers to grow oilseed rape, processes the seed and markets the oil.

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  • Soild Energy Mine Closure Not A Done Deal Key Nz Herald

    Aug 29, 2012 While Solid Energy faced a similar plunge in coal prices and demand in 2008, during the global financial crisis, the difference now is that the New Zealand dollar has stayed persistently strong ...

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  • Ucg Project Huntly West New Zealand Solid Energy New

    UCG Project Huntly West, New Zealand Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd. Solid Energy New Zealand Ltd is currently New Zealands biggest producer of high quality coal for export and New Zealand markets and is a leader in the field of modern mining and mine development techniques in New Zealand.

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  • New Zealand Solid Energy Privatisation Threatens Hundreds

    Oct 03, 2015 The power plant, which is due to close in 2018, cancelled its contract with Solid Energy in August. New Zealand Steel, another major customer, threatened in August to

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  • Lignite And Climate Change The High Cost Of Low Grade

    why mining lignite and converting it to diesel, urea or briquettes is contrary to New Zealands economic interests.19 Greenpeace called Solid Energys proposed briquette plant a crime of global significance.20 Economic commentator Rod Oram called the benefits largely illusory, pointing

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  • Business Scoop 187 Solid Energy Boss Quits After Shocker Year

    The closest the company came to fruition on those plans was the commissioning of a 29 million demonstration briquette plant in Mataura. The previous chairman, John Palmer also chair of state-controlled Air New Zealand had already announced his resignation at the time the loss was reported.

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  • Mataura Lignite Briquette Plant Gets Reprieve

    The 25 million Mataura briquette plant is planned to start production by June 2012 It will produce up to 90 000 tonnes a year of low moisture and higher energy briquettes from about 150 000 tonnes of lignite mined from Solid Energys New Vale Opencast Mine and trucked to the Craig Road site.

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  • Solid Energy Annual Report 2012 Scoop

    environmentally acceptable energy and other products that benet New Zealands economy. We aim to have a net positive effect on the New Zealand environment every year. PUKETIRINI Front Cover Solid Energy has developed the Puketirini recreation area on the site of the former Weavers Opencast Mine which was mined from 1958 to 1993.

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  • Solid Energy Plans Briquette Plant

    Jan 24, 2011 Coalminer Solid Energy has confirmed a site to start a lignite briquetting operation to test the New Zealand industrial market. The state-owned miner said the former Mataura mine site is the...

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  • Greenpeace Slams Solid Energy Briquette Plant Plan

    A Fonterra spokesman told NZPA that the company had no plans to use briquettes to fuel any of its plants. Solid Energy had not finalised any sale contracts for briquettes, but some existing commercial customers - not including Fonterra - had already successfully tested them, Solid Energy spokeswoman Sarona Iosefa told NZPA.

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  • Hazardous Area Electrical Installation Solid Energy

    The Client Solid Energy is a state-owned coal mining company, and New Zealands leading coal producer, with an annual production of approximately four million tonnes. The company is developing technology to process low-value raw lignite into briquettes.

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  • Briquette Plant Plan Step Closer

    Solid Energy is a step closer to a lignite-based demonstration briquetting plant but faces growing environmental opposition to the use of the fossil fuel in New Zealand.

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  • Solid Energy Leaves Mataura Briquette Plant With Gtl

    By Paul McBeth June 20 BusinessDesk - Solid Energy is handing over operations at its 29 million lignite briquette production plant in Mataura to GTL Energy as the financially stricken...

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  • Exsolid Energy Jv Partner Gtl Seeks Briquette Plant

    Mar 03, 2015 The briquette plant had been a joint venture with Solid Energy, which was seeking to develop low-grade lignite coalfields in Southland, among a range of developments that were jettisoned when slumping global coal prices left the state-owned enterprise with too much debt and derailed former chief executive Don Elders efforts to build a broad-based energy company. Solid Energy wrote down

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  • Coal Upgrading Technology Progress Solid Energy New

    Solid Energy is the largest coal producer in New Zealand of coking, thermal and specialist coals. Solid Energy is pursuing several projects to upgrade the vast South Island lignite deposits...

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  • Home Gtl Energy

    GTL Energy and Solid Energy are continuing with operations at the Mataura coal briquette plant and plan to run it for an extended period to enable GTL Energy to demonstrate the production capabilities of the plant and its technology and for product combustion and handling testing in the domestic and international market.

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  • Solid Energy Mothballs Briquette Plant Otago Daily Times

    Oct 16, 2013 Beleaguered state-owned enterprise Solid Energy is mothballing its contentious 25 million lignite-to-briquettes plant near Mataura. In a statement yesterday, Solid Energy and plant joint operator GTL Energy proposed it be temporarily closed, with full-time jobs down from four to one, while its future was being decided.

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  • News Gtl Energy

    GTL Energy and Solid Energy are continuing with operations at the Mataura coal briquette plant and plan to run it for an extended period to enable GTL Energy to demonstrate the production capabilities of the plant and its technology and for product combustion and handling testing in the domestic and international market.

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