Outside the small town of Nimmitabel, in Australia’s Snowy Mountains, GE’s Boco Rock wind farm is powering approximately 40,000 homes in the region. With this project and more, GE is helping to provide cleaner, reliable power throughout Australia.
Clarke Energy is Australia’s authorized distributor for GE’s Jenbacher gas engine, and has been chosen to supply Australia Pacific LNG with 19 new Jenbacher J620 gas engines for two on-site coal seam gas (CSG) projects in rural Queensland. The 3-MW gas engines will be used to generate a total of 57 MW of reliable electricity. Both of the new CSG facilities will use Clarke Energy’s modular power station concept, in which each gas engine generation set is housed in an individual enclosure—making it safer, as well as more reliable.
As drought-prone Australia looks for ways to save water, GE’s water recycling technologies are emerging as optimal solutions. GE’s ZeeWeed membrane technology, capable of turning sewage into water for reuse, is helping to secure Australia’s future supply of clean water.
In conjunction with EDI Limited, GE will build and maintain the $350 million wind farm located in New South Wales’ Snowy Mountain region. In addition to supplying 58 1.7 MW and 1.6 MW wind turbines, GE has also committed to $50 million worth of maintenance services over the next 10 years.
Residents from all over Papua New Guinea celebrated the delivery of two of GE’s TM2500 trailer-mounted electricity generators. The generators will help to power PNG’s biggest cities before a more permanent grid update can be made to meet the increasing demand for electricity in the country.
In the company’s first project of this type in Australia, one of GE’s natural gas-fired Jenbacher gas engines will be powering a cogeneration plant, providing reliable electricity and thermal energy for an urban revitalization initiative in Dandenong, Victoria. The plant is built by Cogent Energy, and will play a major role in the VicUrban-lead Revitalising Central Dandenong (RCD) project that is currently under way.
Under a new in-service support contract with the Australian Defence Materiel Organisation’s Maritime Cross-Platform Systems Program Office, GE will provide maintenance and logistic support services for the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) GE LM2500 aeroderivative marine gas turbines.