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
LocationUranquinty, New South Wales
Coordinates35°10′49″S 147°13′00″E / 35.180333°S 147.2166°E / -35.180333; 147.2166
Commission dateJanuary 2009
Owner(s)Origin Energy
Thermal power station
Primary fuelNatural gas
Combined cycle?No
Power generation
Units operational4 (160 MW (210,000 hp) each)[1]
Make and modelSiemens
Nameplate capacity640 MW (860,000 hp)

The Uranquinty Power Station is a 640-megawatt (860,000 hp) natural 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 Uranquinty power station 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". The Daily Advertiser. Wagga Wagga. 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". ABC News. Australia. 20 April 2007. Retrieved 8 June 2008.
  4. ^ "BBP sells power station to repay debt". 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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