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AGL Energy to invest $295m on new 210MW power station in SA


Posted by Monica Gameng

AGL Energy has announced that it is planning to invest $295 million for the development of a 210MW gas-fired power station beside the company’s Torrens Island Power Station located near Adelaide.

“Our decision to move ahead with this development reflects our long-standing commitment to our South Australian customers and our contribution to creating a secure energy system as the market transitions.

“We are delighted that we are now able to confirm that Barker Inlet Power Station will be developed, improving reliability and security of supply in South Australia using modern, responsive technology that is more fuel efficient and less carbon intensive than pre-existing plant,” AGL Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Andy Vesey said.

Barker Inlet Power Station will be replacing two of the four Torrens A turbines. Construction is expected to commence in the third quarter of 2017 and will be operational by early 2019.

The new power station will comprise of 12 reciprocating engines which are capable of generating approximately 18MW of output each. The engines will be highly efficient while having a lower heat rate compared to other forms of fast-start plants.

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Source: Australian Mining and AGL Energy

Monica Gameng

Monica Gameng

As PlantMiner's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1000 posts. She truly is an industry expert. Monica's passion for educating and inspiring readers saw the PlantMiner blog recognised by Feedspot as one of the Best Australian Construction Blogs in 2018 and 2019. PlantMiner is Australia's largest online construction marketplace. Sign up as a vendor to find and engage with civil and commercial contractors across Australia. Alternatively, if you're looking for plant and equipment you can compare equipment and subcontractor quotes from vendors near you in just a few steps.