|Aug 2009 ~ Oct 2011
|Eraring Power Station
|Unit 1 ~ Unit 4 Turbo-Generator Capacity Upgrade
Eraring Power Station, located near Newcastle NSW, was upgraded from a capacity of 660MW to 720MW. PPI with our consortium partner Doosan was awarded the contract for supply and installation of components to upgrade the turbines and generators to achieve the required performance.
PPI provided all site installation works, as well as turbine governor controls, turbine supervisory instrumentation and local project management services.
Unit 2 was the first of the units to be completed, and was independently performance tested against contract requirements. As a result, our consortium was awarded contract bonuses for exceeding contract performance requirements for turbine efficiency, generator output and reliability.
Retrofit projects on this scale provide many challenges. Adapting standard solutions to meet customer requirements and fit within an operating power station, and achieving demanding engineering results in tight timeframes presented numerous challenges. Through our relationship with our client, Eraring Energy and the selection of suitable suppliers, we were able to develop innovative solutions to meet the challenges of the project and achieve outstanding results.