CCGT Plants in Australia - QLD
Barcaldine
Location: QLD
Operator: Ergon Energy Corp Ltd
Configuration: 55-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbine
Operation: 1995-1999
Fuel: natural gas, refinery offgas
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: EGT, Stal, ASEA
EPC: Burns & Roe Worley
Quick facts: This project in central QLD is also known as Len Wishaw. The power station was built by Energy Equity along with a 404km gas piepline from Cheepie. Enertrade acquired the station and pipeline in June 2003. After the dissolution of Enertrade, the project was acquired by Ergon Energy in Aug 2007.

Photograph by Bruce Bates (campertrailer.orr)
Posted 25 Jul 2012

Braemar-1
Location: QLD
Operator: Alinta Energy
Configuration: 3 X 150 MW GT13E2 gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas, coal seam gas
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: The plant was commissioned in Aug 2006 after 15mos of construction. There were no lost-time injuries during 430,000hrs of onsite construction for the $220mn project. Alstom also supplied transformers, controls, and BOP services.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 4 Oct 2006

Braemar-2
Location: QLD
Operator: Arrow Energy
Configuration: 3 X 150 MW GT13E2 gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas, coal seam gas
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: Braemar-2 went commercial on 25 Jun 2009 at a cost of A$546mn. The site is 40km southwest of Dalby adjacent to the QLD-NSW high voltage transmission interconnector and a Power Link 320/274kV substation.

Photograph courtesy of ERM Power
Posted 8 Dec 2010

Bulwer Island
Location: QLD
Operator: ATCO Power Australia
Configuration: 33-MW, 2+1 CCGT with Cyclone gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas, refinery offgas
HRSG supplier: Senior
T/G supplier: Alstom, Peter Brotherhood
EPC: Burns & Roe Worley
Quick facts: This 33-MWe/55-MWt cogen plant provides 100% of the electricity, 75% of the non-process HP steam, and 100% of the demineralized water required for the expansion of BP’s Bulwer Island Refinery. This expansion enabled the refinery to produce ultra-low sulphur diesel fuel. The Bulwer CHP was part of the Queensland Clean Fuels Project, which won the 2001 Australian Construction Achievement Award. The project is a 50:50 venture of ATCO and Origin Energy.

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 7 May 2010

Condamine
Location: QLD
Operator: Queensland Gas Co Ltd
Configuration: 140-MW, 2+1 CCGT with V94.SGT-800 gas turbines
Operation: 2009-2010
Fuel: coal-seam gas
HRSG supplier: AE&E
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: AE&E, Civil & Allied Technical Construction, PB Power
Quick facts: In Apr 2007, QGC, which was seeking to monetize prospective coal seam gas assets, awarded an EPC contract to AE&E for the Condamine power station. The site is 8km west of Miles in the Darling Downs region. Energy Infrastructure Trust facilitated plant financing and took a significant equity stake in the plant. Condamine went into simple-cycle operation in February 2009 and the steam set went online about a year later. This is the first power plant in the world to use reclaimed water obtained from coal seam methane gas production for cooling purposes. Electricity is sold into the NEM via the Columboola Switching Station. In 2009, QGC was acquired by BG.

Photograph by Dan Proud
Posted 16 Jan 2011

Darling Downs
Location: QLD
Operator: Origin Energy Ltd
Configuration: 630-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 9001E gas turbines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: coal seam gas
HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: CH2M Hill, Laing O'Rourke
Quick facts: On 12 Jun 2007, Origin signed a construction contract worth A$780mn to build this gas-fired plant 40km west of Dalby. It is now the largest CCGT power station in Australia. Construction began in Aug 2007 and the first GT was synchronized to schedule in Dec 2009. The station was commissioned on 2 Jul 2010.The scheme also includes a 205km gas pipeline from coal seam gas fields in the Surat Basin developed run by Australia Pacific LNG, a 50:50 joint venture between Oigin and ConocoPhillips.

Photograph courtesy of Origin Energy Ltd
Posted 10 Jul 2010

Diamantina
Location: QLD
Operator: Diamantina Power Station Pty Ltd
Configuration: two 121-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with SGT-800 gas turbines
Operation: 2013-2014
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler/HRSG supplier: NEM
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Forge
Quick facts: Diamantina is adjacent to the Mica Creek PS in Mount Isa. The project is an A$570mn, 50:50 JV of AGL Energy and APA Group. In Oct 2011, AGL and APA announced that DPS Co had signed a long term Energy Supply Agreement (ESA) with Xstrata Mount Isa Mines (MIM)  and a PPA with Ergon Energy to further project development. DPS Co also signed a Gas Supply Agreement with AGL Energy. The first GT connectd to the grid on 11 Oct 2013. Photo is from Aug 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Diamantina Power Station Pty Ltd
Posted 17 Oct 2013

Mackay
Location: QLD
Operator: Stanwell Corp
Configuration: 1 X 34 MW Olympus gas turbine
Operation: 1975
Fuel: LFO
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce
EPC: Rolls-Royce
Quick facts: This is a dual-drive Olympus installation with black-start capability.

Photograph courtesy of Stanwell Corp
Posted 14 May 2012

Mica Creek
Location: QLD
Operator: CS Energy
Configuration: 1 X 30 MW, 4 X 33 MW (steam), 106-MW 2+1 CCGT, 55-MW, 1+1 CCGT, 1 X 35 MW simple cycle all with 6001B gas turbines
Operation: 1960-1999
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler/HRSG supplier: BPL, Deltak
T/G supplier: Parsons, Alstom, John Brown, Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of CS Energy
Posted 30 Sep 2004

Mount Stuart Units 1&2
Location: QLD
Operator: Origin Energy Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 144 MW M701D gas turbines
Operation: 1998
Fuel: kerosene
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Burns & Roe Worley, Nichimen, MHI
Quick facts: The Mt Stuart power station Townsville was developed and built by AES Corp. The plant went commercial in Dec 1998. In Dec 2002, Origin Energy executed an agreement to acquire the station from AES along with a PPA with Enertrade. The purchase price was A$93mn. In Sep 2006, Origin reached agreement with Enertrade to terminate the PPA on 31 Dec 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Origin Energy Ltd
Posted 28 Jul 2008

Mount Stuart Unit-3
Location: QLD
Operator: Origin Energy Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 126 MW 9001E gas turbine
Operation: 2009
Fuel: kerosene
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Construction on the Mt Stuart extension began in Feb 2009 and the new unit was opened on 14 Dec 2009 by QLD Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Stephen Robertson. Works included the new T/G, a new administration building, an auxiliary plant, and HV equipment. The GT can run on natural gas.

Photograph courtesy of Origin Energy Ltd
Posted 13 Jan 2010

Oakey
Location: QLD
Operator: ERM Power Limited
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 1999
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: Oakey is in western Queensland, adjacent to the Roma to Brisbane gas pipeline. ERM led the development of the project and was the contract manager for the first 6yrs years of operation. ERM retains a 12.5% interest and 25% control of the project. The project resulted from the first tender involving the private sector and public utilities in Queensland. The plant has a PPA with AGL running until 2014.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 5 May 2002

Roma
Location: QLD
Operator: Origin Energy
Configuration: 2 X 38 MW 6B gas turbines
Operation: 1999
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This turnkey project involved relocating two GTs from Germany and was completed in 4mo.

Photograph courtesy of Alstom
Posted 10 Oct 2004

Swanban-E
Location: QLD
Operator: Stanwell Corp
Configuration: 385-MW single-shaft CCGT with GT26 gas turbine
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas, coal seam gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom, McConnell Dowell
Quick facts: In Nov 2000, Alstom was awarded a €145mn turnkey EPC contract by CS Energy to build this CCGT, and thec company later signed a €40mn, 11yr O&M contract for the new unit. Swanbank-E was opened in Nov 2002, the first single-shaft CCGT in the country and the largest GT in Australia when commissioned. Fuel supply is from the Roma to Brisbane Pipeline, which supplies from multiple sources including coal seam methane fields in south west Queensland. In 2011, the unit ran for 254 days straight, then a world record form the GT26. Ownership of Swanbank-E and Mica Creek PS was transferred to Stanwell from CS Energy on 1 Jul 2011 as a result of the Queensland Government owned generator restructure.

Photograph courtesy of CS Energy
Posted 23 Apr 2003

Yabulu
Location: QLD
Operator: Transfield Services Pty Ltd
Configuration: 229-MW, 1+1 CCGT with; V94.2 gas turbine
Operation: 1999-2005
Fuel: coal-seam gas, natural gas, kerosene
HRSG supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: In Feb 2005, the Queensland Premier and Minister for Trade officially opened the newly revamped Townsville Power Station which had been converted to combined-cycle operation and to the use of coal-seam methane. The project cost A$115mn and was brought in on-time and on-budget. Enertrade supplies the coal-seam gas and the plant is connected to the grid by Ergon Energy. The project included the first-ever agreement for the sale and purchase of Gas Electricity Certificates under the state government's Gas Scheme.

Photograph courtesy of Siemens AG
Posted 8 Dec 2007

Abbreviations

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

Updated 17-Oct-2013

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