Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants New Zealand
Awapuni Landfill
Location: MWT
Operator: Palmerston North City Council
Configuration: 1 X 1 MW TBG620 engine CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Deutz
EPC: Energen Solutions
Quick facts: The City Council uses the bulk of the electricity output from this plant to power the Totara Road Wastewater Treatment Plant. $1.2mn of funding was supplied from the Austrian Government, which paid the City Council to reduce greenhouse gas emission from the landfill under its Kyoto Protocol agreement.

Photograph courtesy of Palmerston North City Council
Posted 13 May 2006

Hampton Downs Landfill
Location: Auckland
Operator: EnviroWaste Services Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 1 MW APG1000 engines
Operation: 2009-2010
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Waukesha
EPC: Mechanical Technology Ltd,  McMahon Engineering
Quick facts: The Hampton Downs landfill covers 87ha and has a final design capacity of approximately 36mn tons of waste. Landfilling is expected to continue up until 2050

Photograph courtesy of  McMahon Engineering
Posted 7 Oct 2015

Wellington Hospital
Location: Wellington
Operator: Wellington Hospital
Configuration: 4 X 2.5 MW KP8 engines CHP
Operation: 1983
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
E/G supplier: Mirrlees
EPC: Kerslake & Partners, Edwards Clendon & Partners, Fletcher Development Construction Ltd, Hawker Siddeley Engineering Pty Ltd
Quick facts: At completion, this was the largest hospital total energy centre in the southern hemisphere. Tenders were called in Dec 1975 to provide 8.3 MWe daily electrical peak, refrigeration demand of 10.12 MW, and peak winter heating demand of 12.31 MW, this including steam, high-temperature hot water for heating, and process loads.

Photograph courtesy of IPENZ Engineering Heritage
Posted 17 Nov 2010


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

Updated 07-Oct-2015