Uranquinty Power Station

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Uranquinty Power Station
Uranquinty Power Station 1.jpg
Uranquinty Power Station is located in New South Wales
Uranquinty Power Station
Location of Uranquinty Power Station
Country Australia
Location Uranquinty, New South Wales
Coordinates 35°10′49″S 147°13′00″E / 35.180333°S 147.2166°E / -35.180333; 147.2166
Status Peak
Commission date January 2009
Owner(s) Origin Energy
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Natural gas
Combined cycle? No
Power generation
Units operational 4 (160 MW each)[1]
Make and model Siemens
Nameplate capacity 640 MW

The Uranquinty Power Station is a 640MW gas-fired power station located in Uranquinty, New South Wales, Australia, comprising four Siemens V94.2 gas turbines. It is the second largest gas-fired power station in New South Wales, and is used during peak loads.

Uranquinty Power Station was the fourth power station to be constructed by NewGen Power which was jointly owned by ERM Power and Babcock and Brown Power at a cost of $500 million.[2][3]

On 4 July 2008 Babcock and Brown Power announced that it had sold the 640 megawatt gas-fired Uranquinty power station in NSW for $700 million to Origin Energy.[4][5]

On 19 January 2009 Origin Energy Limited announced that the Uranquinty Power Station was commissioned with eight people employed to operate the facility.[6][7]

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  1. ^ "Power station in action". Fairfax Media. The Daily Advertiser. 21 January 2009. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "Uranquinty Gas-fired Power Station" (PDF). NewGen Power. Archived from the original (pdf) on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 
  3. ^ "NewGen plays down Uranquinty power station fears". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC News. 20 April 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "BBP sells power station to repay debt". Fairfax Media. The Age. 4 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  5. ^ "Babcock & Brown Power Sells Uranquinty Power Station To Origin Energy For A$700 Mln". RTTNews. 3 July 2008. Retrieved 4 July 2008. 
  6. ^ Schuller, Helen (19 January 2009). "ORG's Uranquinty Power Station goes online". Macquarie Network. NewsLive. Archived from the original on 19 January 2009. Retrieved 20 January 2009. 
  7. ^ "Uranquinty Power Station". Origin Energy. Retrieved 25 June 2011. 

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