Trevali Resources Corporation has received the final permit required in order to upgrade the 17km transmission line from its wholly-owned Tingo run-of-river power plant to its Santander silver-lead-zinc mine in west-central Peru.

Trevali Renewable Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trevali Resources, is currently in the process of a Phase I upgrade of the 1.6MW Tingo power plant to 8.8MW capacity (approximately10MW generation potential during wet-season). Under the current mine-plan, presently being designed by the company’s partner Glencore International, it is envisaged that the Santander minesite will require approximately 4 to 5MW of power supply to support a 2,000-tonne-per-day underground mining operation. Excess power will be sold to third parties under standard long-term power-purchase agreements until such time as the unused power may be required to support potential production increases at the Santander mine.

ABB Group has been awarded the tender to supply and install transformers and ancillary equipment for new substations at the Santander mine and at the interconnection to the Peruvian National Grid – Sistema Electrico Interconectado Nacional (SEIN).