CCGT Power Plants in Australia - NSW
Colongra
Location: NSW
Operator: Delta Electricity
Configuration: 4 X 166.75 MW GT13E2 gas turbines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: Colongra PS was opened on 21 Dec 2009 by Minister of Energy John Robertson and thereby became largest gas-fired power plant in NSW. The plant cost A$500mn and was by built by a team of more than 300 workers. Construction started in Oct 2007. Also included in the project was a 12.5km connection to the Sydney to Newcastle gas pipeline. Each T/G assembly weighs 573t. Photo is dated Jul 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Delta Electricity
Posted 13 Mar 2010

Smithfield (Visy Paper)
Location: NSW
Operator: Sithe Energies
Configuration: 159-MW, 3+1 CCGT with Frame 6 gas turbines
Operation: 1997
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter/Eriksen
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: NEPCO, Transfield Technologies

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 24 Mar 2003

 

Tallawarra-B
Location: NSW
Operator: TRUenergy
Configuration: 1 X 435-MW single-shaft CCGT with GT26 gas turbine
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
Quick facts: Alstom
EPC: In Feb 2003, Pacific Power sold the Tallawarra site to TXU and in 2005, TXU assets were acquired by CLP Group. Later that year, all TXU operations were rebranded TRUenergy. Tallawarra ws in use from the mid-1950s for power generation and the old 320-MW coal-fired A plant was retired and demolished in the 1990s. Pacific Power planned the CCGT redevelopment and at year-end 1998, an Environmental Impact Study was completed for new construction on a 18ha parcel of the 565ha site on Lake Illawarra. Development consent was granted by Wollongong City Council. Construction started in Nov 2006 and the plant was synchronized in Oct 2008. Tallawarra-B cost $430mn and went commercial in Jan 2009.

Photograph courtesy of TRUenergy
Posted 1 Apr 2009

   
  Uranquinty
Location: NSW
Operator: Origin Energy
Configuration: 4 X 166 MW V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Bilfinger-Berger, Balfour Beatty
Quick facts: On 4 Jul 2008, Origin Energy acquired the Uranquinty plant, which had been developed by a joint-venture of ERM Power and Babcock & Brown. The Development Consent was issued in Jun 2005 by the NSW Minister for Infrastructure and Planning and an Environmental License was secured from the NSW Environment Protection Agency in Nov 2006. Siemens was awarded the equipment contract in May 2007. The $A500mn plant is connected to the Wagga Wagga Substation by two, 17km, 132kV lines. Gas is sourced from Esso/BHP reserves in Bass Strait, through the Victorian gas grid and the EAPL pipeline. The plant also has the option to source gas from Central Australia. The plant went commercial on 19 January 2009.

Photograph courtesy of ERM Power Pty Ltd
Posted 24 Jan 2009

 

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12/08/10

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