Australian energy company, CS Energy, has completed a major overhaul of its Kogan Creek coal-fired power plant in southwest Queensland. The overhaul saw hundreds of additional workers onsite, providing a significant economic boost to the region.
A total of 260 000 hours were worked on the project, which saw the site workforce peak at 515 people. No lost time injuries occurred throughout the overhaul.
The contractors responsible for the overhaul included MHPS Plant Services, Siemens and Australian Laboratory Services. These were assisted by a number of Kogan Creek’s regular local suppliers.
“Regular overhauls are essential for keeping power stations operating safety, reliably and efficiently,” said Phil Matha, Kogan Creek General Manager.
When operating at peak capacity, Kogan Creek power plant can generate enough electricity to power up to one million homes.
CS Energy owns three power plants in Queensland. In addition to Kogan Creek, the company also owns the 1510 MW Callide coal-fired power plant and the 500 MW pumped-storage hydroelectric Wivenhoe power plant. It also mines coal at the Kogan Creek mine.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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