Clarke Energy, GE’s Jenbacher gas engine distributor for Australia, has secured an order to supply Australia Pacific LNG with 19 new Jenbacher J620 gas engines for on-site power projects in rural Queensland.
The units, each rated at 3 MW, will be used to generate a total of 57 MW of electricity at two coal seam gas (CSG) processing facilities currently under construction.
The first project at the Reedy Creek coal seam gas processing facility is an expansion of an existing 30 MW on-site power station installed in 2013 with 10 J620 engines, doubling the size of the plant to 20 units and a total of 60 MWe.
For the second project, Clarke Energy will supply the remaining nine units for a temporary, on-site plant for the Eurombah Creek CSG processing facility.
Both projects will be owned, operated and maintained by Clarke Energy.
After the two new power projects are completed, Australia Pacific LNG will have an installed fleet of 29 Jenbacher gas engines capable of producing a total of about 87 MW.
Clarke was awarded the two turnkey projects under a temporary power services agreement and rental agreement.
According to a statement, the deal is designed to provide the facilities with a constant power supply, using locally extracted coal seam gas, until permanent electrical infrastructure can be installed.
Both new power facilities will use Clarke Energy’s modular power station concept in which each genset is housed in an individual enclosure.