Diesel Power Plants in Oceania
Aimeliik Phase I
Location: Palau
Operator: Palau Public Utilities Corp
Configuration: 5 X 3.2 MW 10PC2V400 engines
Operation: 1984 (ret)
Fuel: fuel oil
E/G supplier: Crossley, Brush
EPC: International Power SystemsLtd
Quick facts: In Feb 1982, IPSECO signed a contrct to deliver this $27.5mn DPP plus 6mn gal fuel-storage facility. The power station was destroyed by fire in Nov 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Palau Public Utilities Corp
Posted 24 Jan 2015

Angaur
Location: Palau
Operator: Palau Public Utilities Corp
Configuration: 2 X 250 kW, 1 X 150 kW
Operation: ??-2003
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Denyo, Caterpillar
Quick facts: This DPP was transferred to PPUC in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Palau Public Utilities Corp
Posted 24 Jan 2015

Émile Martin
Location: Tahiti
Operator: Electricite de Tahiti SA
Configuration: 4 X 14 MW 12PC4.2 engines, 4 X 17 MW 18V46 engines
Operation: 1986-2009
Fuel: HFO
E/G supplier: SEMT, Alsthom, Wartsila, ABB
Quick facts: This is the largest power station in French Polynesia. It is located in the Punaruu Valley. The plant is named after a prominent local businessman and politician.

Photograph courtesy of Electricite de Tahiti SA
Posted 8 Aug 2012

Fogafale
Location: Tuvalu
Operator: Tuvalu Electric Corp
Configuration: 9 engines, ~4.2 MW
Operation: 1982-2001
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: ??
Quik facts: This DPP is adjacent to the main airport. It is the only thermal power station on Tuvalu's main island

Photograph by Gunnar Garfors
Posted 1 Jan 2015

Kayangel
Location: Palau
Operator: Palau Public Utilities Corp
Configuration: 2 X 100 kW
Operation: ??
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: ??
Quick facts: Kayangel power plant has six employees and serves the approximately 150 inhabitants of the tiny Palau state of Kayangel about 24km north of Koror. This atoll power system was transferred to PPUC in 2002.

Photograph courtesy of Palau Public Utilities Corp
Posted 26 May 2012

Kinoya-3
Location: Fiji
Operator: Pernix Group
Configuration: 4 X 7.4-MW 16CM32 engines
Operation: 2005
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Cat
EPC: Fiji Power Services
Quick facts: The Kinoya-3 in Suva plant came online in Nov 2005 and can supply about a quarter of Viti Levu’s grid power. It is capable of running on biofuels.

Photograph courtesy of Caterpillar
Posted 15 Dec 2007

Kinoya-4
Location: Fiji
Operator: Pernix Group
Configuration: 4 X 8-MW W30V32 engines
Operation: 2015
Fuel: HFO
E/G supplier: Wartsila, ABB
EPC: Pernix
Quick facts: In Feb 2014, Pernix was awarded a $30mn contract by Fiji Electricity Authority to build a new DPP adjacent to the existing Kinoya PS. A separate contract wa aswarded for a 33/11kV substation at the plant. The project was completed in Nov 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Pernix Group
Posted 20 Apr 2016

Lungaa New
Location: Solomon Islands
Operator: Solomon Islands Electricity Authority
Configuration: 4 X 2.5-MW 9L27/38 engines
Operation: 2016
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: MAN D&T
EPC: MAN D&T
Quick facts: This extension DPP was completed in Nov 2016 at SEIA's main PS in Honiara, on Guadacanal. The engines were built in Aurangabad India.

Photograph courtesy of MAN Diesel & Turbo
Posted 19 Mar 2017

Malakal Extension
Location: Palau
Operator: Palau Public Utilities Corp
Configuration: 2 X 3.4-MW 12KU30 engines
Operation: 1998
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: MHI, Toshiba
EPC: Nishimatsu Construction Co, Takanashi Sangyo Co
Quick facts: This plant is at Malakal Harbor on Koror. The extension was funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency.

Photograph courtesy of Takanashi Sangyo Co Ltd
Posted 11 Mar 2009

Nanumea
Location: Tuvalu
Operator: Tuvalu Electric Corp
Configuration: 1 X 50 kW, 1 X 90 kW
Operation: ??
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: ??
Quik facts: This small island uses about 550 kWh per day year-round. A new solar plant and battery storage system was installed in 2015.

Photograph courtesy of IT Power
Posted 23 Feb 2016

Peleliu
Location: Palau
Operator: Palau Public Utilities Corp
Configuration: 2 X 750 kW, 1 X 430 kW
Operation: 2000
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: ??
EPC: Takanashi Sangyo Co
Quick facts: This plant was funded by Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) program of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Photograph courtesy of Takanashi Sangyo Co Ltd
Posted 11 Mar 2009

Piti Power
Location: Guam
Operator: Marianas Energy
Configuration: 2 X 45 MW 10K90MC-S engines, 1 X 2.1-MW steam set
Operation: 1999
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
Quick facts: This plant in Apa Harbor sells power to GPA, which supplies fuel for the project. Ownership will be transferred to GPA after 20yrs.

Photograph courtesy of Marianas Energy
Posted 27 Jun 2001

Plant I (Lower Base)
Location: Northern Marianas
Operator: Commonwealth Utilities Corp
Configuration: 4 X 6 MW 18V40/54, 4 X 18V52/55B engines
Operation: 1979-1991
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, MHI
Quick facts: This is the main power plant on Saipan and typically supplies about 75% of the island's electricity.

Photograph courtesy of Commonwealth Utilities Corp
Posted 11 Feb 2006

Popua (Nuku'alofa)
Location: Tonga
Operator: Tonga Power Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 1.2 MW KS S6 engines, 2 X 1.7 MW K5 engines, 4 X 1.4 3516B engines
Operation: 1972-1998
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Mirrlees, Brush, Caterpillar, Kato
Quick facts: The Popua power station was built and operated by Tonga Electric Power Board, transferred to Shoreline Power around 1997, and then returned to government-owned Tonga Power Ltd in late 2007. It is by far the largest power station in the Kingdom.

Photograph by Ilan Kelman
Posted 20 Oct 2007

Satala
Location: American Samoa
Operator: American Samoa Power Authority
Configuration: 4 X 4.75 MW, 1 X 2.5 MW, 1 X 1.5 MW
Operation: 1976-1997
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Deutz, EMD, Caterpillar
Quick facts: On 29 Sep 2009, American Samoa was hit by tsunamis resulting from a large submarine earthquake in the region. Among other things, the waves virtually destroyed the Satala power station on Tutuila Island. This photo was taken before the tsunami.

Photograph courtesy of US National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Posted 29 Jun 2013

Satala New
Location: American Samoa
Operator: American Samoa Power Authority
Configuration: 11 X 1.6 MW 3516C
Operation: 2011
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
EPC: Hawthorne Power Systems, Enercon Engineering
Quick facts: This was the first replacement power station for American Samoa installed following a Sep 2009 tsunami. The gensets are EPA Tier 2 compliant and run on ultra low sulfur diesel fuel to minimize emissions. Each generator set is housed in a custom-built, 40ft cube containers fabricated from stainless steel and including local switchgear and paralleling controls. The two lineups of main switchgear are also housed in custom-built, stainless steel, 40ft cubes.

Photograph courtesy of US Federal Energy Management Agency
Posted 21 Feb 2011

Tafuna
Location: American Samoa
Operator: American Samoa Power Authority
Configuration: 9 X 1 MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Aggreko
Quick facts: On 29 Sep 2009, American Samoa was hit by tsunamis resulting from a large submarine earthquake in the region. Among other things, the waves destroyed the Satala power station on Tutuila Island. A total of 18 containerized Aggrekko engines were installed including nine at Tafuna. These were operational from 21 Feb 2010 until Aug 2011 when they were taken out of service following operation of a new plant at Satala.

Photograph courtesy of US Federal Energy Management Agency
Posted 21 Feb 2011

TAU - Avatiu Valley
Location: Cook Islands
Operator: Te Aponga Uira
Configuration: 7 MW
Operation: 1997-1999
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Mirrlees, Duvant, MAN B&W, Cummins
Quick facts: This plant is run by the TAU generation division. Photo dates to Mar 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Te Aponga Uira
Posted 7 Oct 2015

 
Tenjo Vista
Location: Guam
Operator: Guam Power Authority
Configuration: 6 X 4.4 MW
Operation: 1997-1999
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: In 1993, GPA purchased eight 4.4-MW medium-speed gensets. Two were permanently installed at Talofofo and the remaining six units were temporarily located at the Guam Airport Industrial Park and the Old Guam Memorial Hospital. These units were relocated to Tenjo Vista for permanent siting. Four were operational in Oct 1997 and the remaining two in early 1999.

Photograph courtesy of Guam Advance Enterprises
Posted 9 Mar 2006

Tinian
Location: Northern Marianas
Operator: Pernix Group
Configuration: 4 X 2.5 MW, 2 X 5 MW
Operation: 1999
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: EMD, Wartsila
EPC: Telesource
Quick facts: This project is in San Jose Village and cost about $40mn. It generates electricity for sale to and distribution by Commonwealth Utilities Corp.

Photograph courtesy of Pernix Group
Posted 12 Mar 2011

Abbreviations

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

Updated 19-Mar-2017

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