Clarke Energy has secured a contract to expand the award winning Central Park district energy scheme in Sydney, Australia.

An additional 1.1 MW of gas-fuelled generation capacity is to be supplied to expand the existing installation, after Clarke Energy was commissioned by Total Construction to supply a second GE gas engine at the site.
The tri-generation plant will enable Central Park to reduce carbon emissions by up to 40%, equivalent to 190,000 tonnes over the 25 year plant life. The facility will deliver capital cost and up to 20% energy efficiency savings than if the individual buildings had procured their own facilities.

The project involved the construction of a new two level basement plant building which generates hot and chilled water for the Central Park precinct, as well as its own electricity with a natural gas fuelled engine. The site will be the largest urban development in Australia to introduce on-site tri-generation for power, heating and cooling or commonly known as combined cooling heat and power (CCHP).

Total Construction won the 2014 award for ‘Best Cogeneration or District Energy Project’ for the Central Thermal Plant (CTP) in central Sydney. The National Energy Industry Awards are Australia’s highest profile awards for energy efficiency and excellence in performance, leadership and innovation in the sector.