Hydrobiology was privileged to attend the ’30th Annual Resources Sector Awards for Excellence’ last night as a guest of a client.
We congratulate the Dandjoo Darbalung Program for receiving the Community Partnership Award for supporting and inspiring students from Indigenous communities to undertake university education. Dandjoo Darbalung means ‘mixing together’ in Nyungar, the way fresh water and the saltwater mixes in the Swan estuary.
We also pass our congratulations to Gold Fields/EDL for taking home the Golden Gecko for their Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project. The project has realised the potential for wind, solar and thermal generation to power up to 54% of the Agnew mining operations. As an old proverb goes – “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills”. The Agnew microgrid developed during this project is testament to this. We were also encouraged to speak with their environmental team about the challenges they addressed during the development and ongoing operation of the microgrid.
Hydrobiology has worked on key environmental projects in offshore wind, floating solar and hydropower and we look forward to helping the industry meet these challenges as they innovate and progress towards cleaner power generation.
Additional Information can be found via the following websites:
EDL Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project: https://edlenergy.com/project/agnew/
Indigenous Support Program- Dandjoo Darbalung: https://stcatherines.uwa.edu.au/future-residents/dandjoo-darbalung