Coal-Fired Plants in Australia - WA
Location: WA
Operator: Griffin Energy Group Pty Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 208 MW
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Operation: 2009
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Mitsui, D&Z Constructions
Quick facts: Bluewaters was the first privately-owned, coal-fired power station in Western Australia. The site is 4.5km northeast of Collie.

Photograph courtesy of Griffin Energy Group Pty Ltd
Posted 17 Nov 2010

Location: WA
Operator: Transfield Worley Power Services
Configuration: 1 X 350 MW
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Operation: 1999
Boiler supplier: Clyde Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: ABB
Quick facts: Since Mar 2005, this unit has been operated by Transfield Worley Power Services on behalf of asset owner Verve Energy. Coal is delivered via a 7.5km conveyor system from the Ewington and Premier opencut mines: this was engineered by Barclay Mowlem.

Photograph courtesy of
Re-posted 20 Jul 2013

Location: WA
Operator: Verve Energy
Configuration: 4 X 120 MW, 2 X 200 MW
Fuel: subbituminous coal, natural gas, oil
Operation: 1970-1978
Boiler supplier: Dodds, ICL
T/G supplier: Parsons
Quick facts: Kwinana is 40km south of Perth and was officially opened on 20 Nov 1970 by the then Premier of WA, Sir David Brand. As Units 5&6 were nearing completion as oil-fired units, fuel pricing considerations led to the decision to convert them to dual-fuel capability. This required additional permitting and additional design work. The Kwinana project received an 'Engineering Excellence Award' from the Institution of Engineers Australia in 1980. Gas firing was later introduced and oil firing reintroduced in 2005. Kwinana is unique in WA in that it can burn these three fuels. The plant is connected by 66-, 132-, and 330kV transmission lines to the South West Interconnected System (SWIS) an area which stretches north to Kalbarri, south to Albany and east to Kalgoorlie.

Photograph courtesy of Western Power
Posted 11 Dec 2004

Location: WA
Operator: Verve Energy
Configuration: 4 X 60 MW (ret), 4 X 200 MW
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Operation: 1965-1985
Boiler supplier: Dodds, ICL
T/G supplier: Parsons, Toshiba
Quick facts: This plant was built by SEC Western Australia, demerged into Western Power, and is now run by Verve Energy, WP's successor power company formed in Apr 2006. Muja 1-4 were retired on 30 Apr 2007.

Photograph courtesy of SEC Western Australia
Posted 19 Jan 2004

South Fremantle
Location: WA
Operator: State Electricity Commission of Western Australia
Configuration: 4 X 25 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal, oil
Operation: 1951-1954 (ret)
Boiler supplier: ICL
T/G supplier: MV
Quick facts: Construction on South Fremantle started in Jan 1946 and the first unit was commissioned on 13 May 1951. In 1957, the plant was connected to the grid and it remained in operation until Sep 1985. It was the second purpose-built steam-electric power plant in WA.

Photograph courtesy of State Library of Western Australia
Posted 15 Oct 2008


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Updated 06-Feb-2016