CALGARY, Oct. 3, 2000—ATCO Power officially opened its second cogeneration facility in Australia. The $75 million plant is an environmentally progressive energy solution at the world-leading Queensland Clean Fuels Project near Brisbane.

The 32 MW electrical and 55 MW thermal equivalent plant will supply all energy to the $500 million Queensland Clean Fuels Project, which includes new hydrocracker, air separation and partial oxidation units.

The design of the cogeneration/combined cycle power facility is integral to helping the BP Bulwer Island Refinery produce world-class low sulphur transportation fuels at significantly reduced emission levels.

The cogeneration facility is owned by the Bulwer Island Energy Partnership, made up of ATCO Power, Lend Lease Capital Services and Origin Energy. After leading the development effort, and participating in its construction, management, and commissioning, ATCO will act as operations manager during the life of the facility.

“Through innovation and environmentally efficient technology, ATCO continues to grow its international business,” said ATCO Power president Gary Bauer.

ATCO Power already operates Australia’s largest cogeneration plant, the 180 MW Osborne facility outside Adelaide commissioned in 1998.