Braemar Power Station

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Braemar Power Station
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Braemar 2 Power Station
Braemar Power Station is located in Queensland
Braemar Power Station
Location of the Braemar Power Station in Queensland
CountryAustralia
Locationsouth west of Dalby, Darling Downs, Queensland
Coordinates27°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
StatusOperational
Commission date2006 (Braemar-1)
2009 (Braemar-2)
Owner(s)Alinta Energy (Braemar-1)
Arrow Energy (Braemar-2)
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal seam gas
Combined cycle?No
Power generation
Units operational3 X 150 MW (Braemar-1)
3 X 150 MW (Braemar-2)
Make and modelAlstom (Braemar-1)
Siemens (Braemar-2)
Nameplate capacity502 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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