Braemar Power Station

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Braemar Power Station
Braemar Power Station.jpg
Braemar 2 Power Station
Braemar Power Station is located in Queensland
Braemar Power Station
Location of the Braemar Power Station in Queensland
Country Australia
Location south west of Dalby, Darling Downs, Queensland
Coordinates 27°6′36″S 150°54′18″E / 27.11000°S 150.90500°E / -27.11000; 150.90500Coordinates: 27°6′36″S 150°54′18″E / 27.11000°S 150.90500°E / -27.11000; 150.90500
Status Operational
Commission date 2006 (Braemar-1)
2009 (Braemar-2)
Owner(s) Alinta Energy (Braemar-1)
Arrow Energy (Braemar-2)
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal seam gas
Combined cycle? No
Power generation
Units operational 3 X 150 MW (Braemar-1)
3 X 150 MW (Braemar-2)
Make and model Alstom (Braemar-1)
Siemens (Braemar-2)
Nameplate capacity 502 MW (Braemar-1)
450 MW (Braemar-2)

Braemar Power Station is a complex of natural gas and coal seam gas fired combined-cycle power stations near Dalby in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

Braemar-1[edit]

Braemar-1 is a 502 MW open-cycle natural gas turbine plant located 35 kilometres (22 mi) south west of Dalby, adjacent to the Kogan Creek Power Station, Queensland – New South Wales high voltage transmission interconnector and Power Link 320/274 kV substation.[1][2] It is supplied from the Tipton West coal seam gas fields, with the 150-kilometre (93 mi) pipeline between Condamine and Braemar, which is used exclusively to supply the Braemar Power Station.[1][3]

The power station was developed by ERM Power and was built by Alstom.[2][4] It is equipped by three Alstom's 150 MW GT13E2 gas turbines.[4] The power station cost A$545 million. It was completed in 2006 and is anticipated to operate until 2036. ERM Power sold the plant to Alinta Energy in 2008.[2]

Braemar-2[edit]

Braemar-2 is a 450 MW open-cycle natural gas turbine plant adjacent to the Braemar-1 power station. The power station was developed by ERM Power and was built by Bilfinger.[4][5] It supplies peak demand power and it is equipped by three Siemens's 150 MW SGT5-2000E gas turbines.[6] The power station cost A$546 million.[5][7] Gas for this power station is sourced from the Stratheden field at Daandine.[8]

Braemar-2 began operating on 12 June 2009 and was officially opened on 25 August 2009.[5][6][7] It is Queensland's second-largest gas-fired power station.[6][7] Arrow Energy acquired 50% of the station in 2008 and on 4 July 2011, it took full control of Braemar-2.[5][7][9]

Braemar-3[edit]

Braemer 3 is a planned 550 MW power station adjacent to the existing stations. It is expected to by operational be 2015 and cost $530 million to build.[10][11] The final investment decision will be made in 2013.

Braemar-4[edit]

ERM Power is considering the development of Braemer 4, indicating it will proceed with its development when market conditions improve.[10]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Braemar Power station. Alinta Energy. Retrieved on 7 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Western Downs Regional Council Major Projects. Braemer 1 Power Station". Western Downs Regional Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  3. ^ Fidelis Rego (3 April 2009). "Arrow pays $400m for gas field stake". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "CCGT Plants in Australia - QLD". Industcards. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  5. ^ a b c d "Western Downs Regional Council Major Projects. Braemer 2 Power Station". Western Downs Regional Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-12-14. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 
  6. ^ a b c "Arrow celebrates powerful year". The Chronicle. Toowoomba Newspapers. 4 July 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d Stuart Cumming (26 August 2009). "New power station kicks in". Central Queensland News. Central Queensland News Publishing Company. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "Braemar 2 power station achieves operational status". Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine. 7 July 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "Arrow to take a 50% stake in 450 MW Braemar 2 Power Station". Scandinavian Oil-Gas Magazine. 26 February 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  10. ^ a b "ERM Power gets green light to built 500 MW gas-fired power plant near Brisbane". Gas to Power Journal. 26 January 2012. Retrieved 7 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Western Downs Regional Council Major Projects. Braemer 3 Power Station". Western Downs Regional Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-04-09. Retrieved 2013-01-07. 

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