Santos GLNG has started up the first of six gas turbine generators on Curtis Island.
The generators will provide permanent electrical power supply to the Gladstone LNG plant. The company added that a second gas turbine generator has also been run for the first time.
Once the plant is fully operational, the gas turbine generators will power all heavy electrical equipment such as compressors and pumps.
Rod Duke, VP Downstream at Santos GLNG, said: “Our activities on Curtis Island are progressing strongly as we work towards our first LNG shipment in the second half of 2015.
“We introduced gas into our LNG plant for the first time in early March, marking a key step in the commissioning process that has been progressing well for several months.
“We’ve commissioned a number of plant subsystems so far this year, building on the many construction milestones achieved in 2014. Santos GLNG is over 90% complete and on track for first LNG in the second half of 2015.”
Each gas turbine generator weighs approximately 100 t and will produce 12 MW of electricity, equivalent to the power used by 11 000 homes. They will be run on natural gas piped 420 km to the plant from Santos GLNG’s gas fields.
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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