Osborne cogen plant announced

GE Power Systems has taken a contract for approximately (US)$40 million to supply power generation equipment and services for the first privately built, owned and operated power plant in South Australia. The 180 MW, gas-fired cogeneration plant will be sited in Port Adelaide and owned by Osborne Cogeneration. Total project value will be around (US)$175 million.

The new facility, to be built at the site of the existing Osborne Power Station, will supply 350,000 lbs. of process steam per hour to the adjoining Penrice Soda Products Co., and power to the local grid. Commercial operation is scheduled for July 1998. GE will supply a 120 MW MS9001E gas turbine, a 65 MW steam turbine, a 9A3 generator and a 7A6 generator for the plant.