Diesel Power Plants in Antarctica
McMurdo Station-2
Location: Ross Island
Operator: National Science Foundation
Configuration: 4 X 1.5-MW, 1 X 1.3-MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Cat
Quick facts: The new DPP at McMurdo was installed in two different buildings, three in the original generator building and two in the water building. They replaced an old Cat power plant dating to 1982 and constructed in a single location. The new gensets were installed as part of a 7yr water and power upgrade program for McMurdo.

Photograph by Peter Rejcek and courtesy of of US Antarctic Program
Posted 12 Sep 2015


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

Updated 12-Sep-2015