AGL Energy has opened a A$45m cogeneration facility at a plant in Altona, Victoria, that will provide electricity and steam for Qenos Pty Limited, Australia’s sole polyethylene manufacturer.

Built, owned and operated by AGL’s Energy Services business unit the embedded cogeneration facility has a nominal capacity of 21 MW.
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The facility includes a Solar Titan 250 gas turbine package, with combustion technology and a heat recovery steam generator. Its excess electricity will be exported to the grid.

AGL Managing Director and Chief Executive Michael Fraser said that the facility is the largest investment made in industrial or manufacturing cogeneration in more than 10 years.

“This project has taken advantage of AGL’s strong position in the gas industry; it has also utilised the skills of our dedicated team of 65-plus engineers and technicians in AGL Energy Services,” Mr Fraser said.

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