CCGT Plants in Australia - other states
Bairnsdale
Location: VIC
Operator:Babcock and Brown Power
Configuration: 2 X 46 MW LM6000PD gas turbines
Operation: 2001-2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE, IHI
EPC: IHI
Quick facts: This project was developed by Westcoast Energy Australia and Texas Utilities and acquired by Duke Energy International in Apr 2000. Unit-1 was commissioned in Jun 2001, the state’s first new power station in 10yrs. Ownership transferred to Alinta in Oct 2005 and, in Aug 2007, Alinta was taken over by a consortium of Singapore Power and Babcock & Brown. Gas is supplied to Bairnsdale through the 795km Eastern Gas Pipeline.

Photograph courtesy of Alinta
Posted 10 Sep 2008

Channel Island
Location: NT
Operator: Power and Water Corp
Configuration: 69-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 6001B gas turbines, 3 X 32 MW 6001B, 1 X 46-MW LM6000S gas turbines
Operation: 1986-2000
Fuel: natural gas, LPG
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE, John Brown, MHI, Brush
EPC: GHD
Quick facts: In 1998, the world's first ice plant for inlet air cooling started-up at Channel Island. The installation includes five 500kW Sullair screw compressors, five Baltimore Aircoil CXV 435 evaporative condensers, 96 BAC ice builder coils that can make 1,400t of ice to provide 130,000 kWh (36,932 ton-hours) of storage, three BAC wet air cooler modules that cool inlet air from 37°C to 9°C, and two concrete tanks 15m X 15m X 7m high. The Channel Island development included 58km of 132kV line and a 132kV GIS switchyard.

Photograph courtesy of Power and Water Corp
Posted 15 Mar 2001

Channel Island Units 8&9
Location: NT
Operator: Power and Water Corp
Configuration: 2 X 58 MW Trent 60 gas turbines
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce
EPC: GHD
Quick facts: These units will be maintained under a Rolls-Royce LTSA. They entered commercial operation in Nov 2011. The project started in Mar 2010 and cost A$120mn.

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 28 Apr 2011

Dry Creek
Location: SA
Operator: Synergen Power Pty Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 52-MW V93 gas turbines
Operation: 1973
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Siemens

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Posted 19 Mar 2014

Jeeralang
Location: VIC
Operator: Ecogen Energy
Configuration: 4 X 57 MW V93.1 gas turbines, 3 X 80 MW 9001BTG gas turbines
Operation: 1977-1980
Fuel: natural gas, distillate oil
T/G supplier: Siemens, Alsthom
Quick facts: Jeeralang was sold by the State of Victoria to AES Corp in 1999 and, with other assets, sold on to Babcock & Brown in 2006. In 2008, B&B sold its stake to co-shareholder Industry Funds Management (later IFM Investors).

Photograph courtesy of Prime Infrastructure Management Ltd
Posted 9 Oct 2004

Ladbroke Grove
Location: SA
Operator: Origin Energy
Configuration: 2 X 40 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Alstom

Photograph courtesy of Origin Energy
Posted 6 Jun 2001

Laverton North
Location: VIC
Operator: Snowy Hydro Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 160-MW V94.2 gas turbines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas, diesel oil
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: In Oct 2004, this A$150mn turnkey project was announced and it completed in Dec 2006.

Photograph by Marcus Wong (wikipedia)
Posted 17 Nov 2010

Mintaro
Location: SA
Operator: Synergen Power Pty Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 91-MW M701 gas turbine
Operation: 1984
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Posted 19 Mar 2014

Mortlake
Location: VIC
Operator: Origin Energy
Configuration: 2 X 275 MW SGT5-4000F gas turbines
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Bilfinger
Quick facts: This GT plant is 12km west of Mortlake town in southest Victoria. The scheme is near an existing 500kV line and required a new 83km underground natural gas pipeline. Construction was approved on 4 Jul 2008 and the first unit was declared ready for dispatch on 3 Jan 2012. The project cost A$810mn.

Photograph courtesy of Origin Energy
Posted 1 Feb 2012

Pelican Point
Location: SA
Operator: GDF SUEZ Energy Australia
Configuration: 480-MW, 2+1 CCGT with GT13E2 gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: ABB
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB
Quick facts: In Jun 1999, ABB was awarded a turnkey contract to build the Pelican Point CCGT plant near Adelaide. The order was valued at about US$200mn and was placed by National Power plc, which won the bidding for a BOO plant in Febr 1999. The generation license was obtained in Aug 2000 and the first GT13E2 went online later in the fall.

Photograph courtesy of Australian National Power
Posted 19 Apr 2001

Port Lincoln
Location: SA
Operator: Synergen Power Pty Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 25-MW 5001P gas turbines
Operation: 1998
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUEZ
Posted 19 Mar 2014

Quarantine GT 1-4
Location: SA
Operator: Origin Energy
Configuration: 4 X 25 MW GT10B gas turbines
Operation: 2001-2002
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: Alstom
Quick facts: This shows the first four GTs at Quarantine with Adelaide's Port River in the foreground. A 120-MW GT was commissioned at the site in Feb 2009. Nearby is the Torrens Island power station. Torrens Island had a quarantine station as early as 1855 and this was run by the South Australian government until 1909 when it passed to the national government and was used as an army internment camp during World War I. It was closed in 1979 as a human quarantine station.

Photograph by Peripitus (wikimedia)
Posted 28 Feb 2009

Snuggery
Location: SA
Operator: Synergen Power Pty Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 21 MW Olympus gas turbines
Operation: 1978
Fuel: distillate oil
T/G supplier: RR
EPC: Curtiss-Wright

Photograph courtesy of International Power plc
Posted 30 Aug 2006

Somerton
Location: VIC
Operator: AGL Power Generation
Configuration: 4 X 37-MW Frame 6B gas turbines
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Thomassen

Photograph courtesy of Agility Asset Mgmt
Posted 29 May 2003

Tamar Valley
Location: TAS
Operator: Hydro Tasmania
Configuration: 3 X 40-MW FT8 gas turbines, 1 X 60-MW Trent 60 gas turbine, 210-MW CCGT with M701DA gas turbine
Operation: 2006-2009
Fuel: natural gas, oil
HRSG supplier: Nooter/Eriksen
T/G supplier: P&W, Rolls-Royce, MHI, Melco
EPC: Capital Turbines, Sinclair, United Group, GHD, TCE Engineering
Quick facts: The Tamar Valley complex was officially commissioned on 26 Oct 2009. It is Tasmania's largest thermal power plant and was built-out on the site of the retired Bell Bay oil-fired plant (2 X 125 MW, photo rear). The total investment in new plant was A$451mn. The FT8 GTs were relocated from Burlington power station in New Jersey and the Trent was the first of its type in Australia. Original plant development was by Alinta per a PPA with Aurora Energy in Oct 2006. Alinta then sold out to Babcock & Brown in 2006, and the project was sold on to Aurora in Oct 2009 and to Hydro Tasmania in Jun 2013. In Dec 2014, Hydro Tasmania anouned plans to sell the CCGT block and in Aug 2015, said it would be decomissioned.

Photograph courtesy of Aurora Energy Pty Ltd
Posted 28 Oct 2009

   
Weddell GT 1&2
Location: NT
Operator: Power & Water Authority
Configuration: 2 X 43-MW LM6000PD gas turbines
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Weddell PS is the largest electricity generation project in the Northern Territory in the last 20yrs. It comprises approximately 30% of the generating capacity on the Darwin-Katherine interconnected system. The two units cost A$126.6MN and 40 local companies have contributed to the project.

Photograph courtesy of Power and Water Corp
Posted 1 Nov 2008

Abbreviations

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

Updated 13-Aug-2015

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