CCGT Power Plants in Australia - WA
Cockburn
Location: WA
Operator: Western Power
Configuration: 240-MW, 1+1 CCGT with GT13E2 gas turbine
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: In Dec 2000, Western Power received approval to replace 30yr old gas fired plant at Kwinana. Cockburn-1 cost about A$300mn.

Photograph courtesy of Western Power
Posted 11 Dec 2004

Karratha
Location: WA
Operator: ATCO Power Australia
Configuration: 2 X 43 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: United Group
Quick facts: This peaking plant 1,600km north of Perth was announced in Nov 2008, construction started in Mar 2009, and the units commissioned in Apr 2010 slightly ahead of schedule. The station is directly adjacent to a Horizon Power 132kV substation and electricity is supplied to the Pilbara North West Interconnected System (NWIS) under a long-term contract with Horizon. Construction was completed without a single lost-time safety incident.

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 7 May 2010

Kemerton
Location: WA
Operator: Transfield Services Infrastructure Fund
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas,oil
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: In Oct 2003, a tender for a peaking plant to serve the South-West Interconnected System (SWIS) was won by Transfield Services, who proposed a greenfield plant at Kemerton 17km east of Bunbury. Financial close was in December 2003 and was undertaken by ABN Amro, Credit Agricole Indosuez, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and RNS. The plant was built by Siemens under a A$250mn turnkey contract. Groundbreaking was in May 2004 and the plan was online in Nov 2005. The machines were uprated in June 2008.

Photograph courtesy of BlueScope Steel Ltd
Posted 17 Nov 2010

Kwinana NewGen
Location: WA
Operator: ERM Power Limited
Configuration: 320-MW, 1+1 CCGT with GT13E2 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1996
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This power station is at the Kwinana Industrial Estate 30km south of Perth. The power plant is expected to operate baseload on the South West Inter-connected System (SWIS). Gas is from the North-West Shelf delivered through the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline under long-term contracts.

Photograph courtesy of ERM Power
Posted 19 Nov 2008

Kwinana Refinery
Location: WA
Operator: GDF SUEZ Energy Australia
Configuration: 118-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbines CHP
Operation: 1996
Fuel: natural gas, waste heat
HRSG supplier: CMI
T/G supplier: GE, Hitachi
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: This $83mn, 116-MW, gas-fired, CCGT plant was completed for Edison Mission at BP Australia’s Kwinana Refinery near Perth. Energy surplus to the refinery’s 40-MW load is sold to the grid. In Aug 2000, Edison Mission sold a 30% stake in the project to SembCorp, retaining the remaining 70% ownership. This was later sold to to a consortium of International Power and Mitsui. The fired HRSGs can use refinery offgas.

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Re-posted 19 Mar 2014

Kwinana Swift
Location: WA
Operator: Perth Energy
Configuration: 2 X 60-MW FT8 TwinPac gas turbines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: diesel oil
T/G supplier: Pratt & Whitney
EPC: CTEC Pty Ltd
Quick facts: In Oct 2008, CTEC began engineering work on the 120-MW Kwinana Swift Power Station, a project of Western Energy Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Perth Energy. In Jul 2009, WA Energy Minister Peter Collier officially broke ground on the A$120mn project, which is expected to be able to get to full load in five minutes. Kwinana Swift went commercial on 20 Aug 2010 to schedule. Over 12mos, CTEC managed a job workforce of over 1,350 workers from 58 countries.

Photograph courtesy of CTEC Pty Ltd
Posted 15 Jan 2011

Merredin
Location: WA
Operator: Perth Energy
Configuration: 2 X 41-MW 6001B gas turbines
Operation: 2012
Fuel: diesel oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Forge Group Ltd
Quick facts: In Mar 2011, Forge Group was awarded the EPC contract for the Merredin PS. The A$93mn project was officially opened in Oct 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Forge Group Ltd
Posted 13 Jan 2013

Murrin Murrin
Location: WA
Operator: Anaconda Nickel Ltd
Configuration: 75-MW, 1+2 CCGT with GT10B gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1998
Fuel: natural gas, waste heat
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: Two 28-MW steam sets are supplied by fired HRSGs utilizing GT exhaust and 56 MWe equivalent of steam from the acid plant at this nickel-cobalt complex.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 10 Oct 2004

Neerabup
Location: WA
Operator: ERM Power Limited
Configuration: 2 X 165 MW SGT5-2000E gas turbines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens, Bilfinger Berger Services
Quick facts: Neerabup is a peaking plant for the SWIS and located 35km north of Perth. Natural gas is supplied through a 30km lateral off the Dampier to Bunbury Pipeline. Major construction activities for the station started in Mar 2008, and commercial operations began in Oct 2009. The Neerabup project cost A$435mn and engaged more than 350 construction workers during the 18mo construction period.

Photograph courtesy of ERM Power
Posted 17 Jul 2010

Pinjarra Cogen
Location: WA
Operator: Alcoa of Australia
Configuration: 2 X 140 MW M701DA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2006-2007
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI, Downer Engineering
Quick facts: This gas-fired cogeneration facility is at Alcoa's refinery in southwestern WA of Western Australia about 100km south of Perth. Alinta built and owns the plant on land purchased from Alcoa while Alcoa operates and maintains the unit for Alinta. Up to 480 tph of high-pressure steam is made available and electricity is sold into the SWIS.

Photograph courtesy of Alcoa of Australia
Posted 6 Jun 2007

Port Heldand Mobile
Location: WA
Operator: APR Energy
Configuration: 4 X 25-MW TM2500+ gas turbines
Operation: 2015
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: APR Energy
Quick facts: This fast-track project was commissioned on 11 Feb 2015 to support extractive industrial load in the Pilbara region. Operations are scheduled to run through Q2, 2017 and serve as a bridging solution while TransAlta Energy develops a permanent power plant in the area. 

Photograph courtesy of APR Energy
Posted 14 Feb 2015

Sino Iron
Location: WA
Operator: CITIC Pacific Mining
Configuration: three 150-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with SGT-800 gas turbines
Operation: 2012-2013
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: AE&E
T/G supplier: Siemens, Shin Nippon
EPC: AE&E, CATCON
Quick facts: In Apr 2008, AE&E signed an EPC contract with CITIC Pacific Mining for the construction of this power station to serve the $3.5bn, greenfield Sino Iron magnetite project. The plant site is in a new port area at Cape Preston. Gas is supplied from the offshore Reindeer Gas Field.

Photograph courtesy of CITIC Pacific
Posted 5 Jan 2011

West Angelas
Location: WA
Operator: Rio Tinto Iron Ore
Configuration: 2 X 40-MW LM6000 PF Sprint gas turbines
Operation: 2014
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Forge Group Ltd
Quick facts: This project was built to support Rio Tinto's 360 mtpa iron ore mining expansion in the Pilbara region. Work started in Q2, 2101 and the project completed in Jan 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Forge Group Ltd
Posted 13 Jan 2013

Yarnima
Location: WA
Operator: BHP Billiton
Configuration: 190-MW, 3+2 CCGT with SGT-800 gas turbines
Operation: 2015
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
HRSG supplier: RCR Energy
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Forge Group Ltd, Shannon Power Management, Southern Cross Electrical Engineering
Quick facts: Western Australia Iron Ore’s (WAIO) Yarnima PS is in the Pilbara region, 2km northwest of Newman Town. The EPC contract was awarded in Dec 2012 and the plant went into full operation in Apr 2015, replacing supply from the existing Newman PS. Yarnima provides electricity to WAIO’s mining and related operations at Mt Whaleback and supplies electricity to the local township of Newman. The project cost $US 597mn. Transfield Worley Power Services has a 7yr O&M contract for the plant.

Photograph courtesy of BHP Billiton
Posted 14 Feb 2016

Abbreviations

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

Updated 14-Feb-2016

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