Senator James McGrath officially launches the SunSHIFT Century mine project

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• Innovative modular solar system, fast deployment & pre-engineered for expansion
• Initial solar facility the basis for roll out of large scale solar power generation
• Initial facility to offset ~70,000 litres of diesel consumption per annum
• Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister, Senator the Hon James McGrath, officially launched the Century Solar Power Generation Project
• Solar facility to compliment base load gas power from existing grid connection

New Century Resources Limited (ASX: NCZ) is pleased to announce that the first stage of a planned roll out of renewable energy generation within the mix of energy supply for the Century Zinc Mine has begun, with the engagement of SunSHIFT to provide a modular Solar PV array.

The successful integration of this initial system will be used to form the basis for development and roll out of a substantial solar power facility on site.

The initial solar facility will offset approximately 70,000 litres of diesel per annum, reducing both operating costs and the site’s environmental impact.

Launching the Century Solar Power Generation Project at the Mine was Senator the Hon James McGrath, Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister. Senator McGrath said the Project illustrated New Century Resources’ commitment to improving its environmental footprint as well as sourcing
reliable, sustainable and affordable sources of power to support the Mine’s restart of operations now with expansion into the future.

“It is great to see companies adopting new technology and looking for opportunities to establish long-term environmentally friendly power solutions.” Senator McGrath said.

Commenting on the project award, New Century Resources Utilities Manager, Michael Pitt stated:

“The deployment of solar power into the energy generation mix at Century aligns perfectly with our company ethos of economic rehabilitation. The solar resource available at the Century Mine provides the opportunity to reduce the overall cost of power whilst supporting the environmental objectives of the Company.

The partnership between New Century and SunSHIFT for this initial solar facility provides a significant opportunity for large scale solar expansion for the site in the coming months.”

SunSHIFT General Manager Will Rayward-Smith commented:

“The opportunity to deploy our modular and moveable solar PV product to an operating mine site is very exciting and we look forward to assessing further larger scale opportunities at the Century Mine.

New Century Resources is demonstrating sector leadership through its integration of clean technology to reduce its operating cost base. SunSHIFT is delighted to be supporting the Century project through the provision of its proven award-winning technology.”

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