Diesel-electric power generation and heat recovery at Nanisivik

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 79, No. 891, 1986

C.JENKINS, Nanisivik Mines Ltd., Northwest Territories

Nanisivik Mines Ltd. operates a 10-MW diesel-electric generating plant at its zinc-lead operation on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. This paper provides a description of the plant and the integrated waste heat recovery system. Data is presented detailing the actual costs of operating a plant over a period of seven years. Problems in operation are described as well as the success of the plant in meeting its objectives over the years.
Keywords: Equipment, Maintenance, Diesel generators, Power plant, Energy, Heat recovery system, Exhaust gas system, Storage, Nanisivik Mines Ltd.