APR wins Tasmania mobile gas plant deal

APR Energy has signed a contract with Hydro Tasmania to install and operate a dual-fuel, gas turbine mobile power plant.

The plant is expected to be operational in May and will supplement existing generation capability and help the Australian state mitigate the impacts of a prolonged drought on Tasmania’s hydropower output.

APR said its aeroderivative fuel flexible turbines will use water injection to further reduce emissions. The company said the turbines will produce 93 per cent less nitrogen oxide than a typical high-speed diesel reciprocating engine.

APR added that the turbines require approximately one-third of the space needed for an equivalent-output plant using diesel reciprocating engines, and generate around 20 per cent less noise.

APR Energy chairman John Campion said: “We are pleased to be able to provide Hydro Tasmania with a low-emission power solution in just two months as they work to ensure reliable electricity supply for Tasmanian households and business customers.”

The project is APR Energy’s second in Australia following a four-turbine scheme supporting Horizon Power in Port Hedland in Western Australia.

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