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GE gas engines to supply Australia Pacific LNG

LNG Industry,

GE Power and Water offshoot Distributed Power announced that Clarke Energy, who distribute GE’s Jenbacher gas engines to Australia, has been selected to supply Australia Pacific LNG with 19 new Jenbacher J620 gas engines for two on-site power projects in rural Queensland. The 3 mW gas engines will be used to generate a total of 57 mW of reliable electricity at two coal seam gas (CSG) processing facilities currently under construction.

Australia Pacific LNG is an incorporated joint venture between Origin Energy, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec.

The first project at the Reedy Creek CSG processing facility is an expansion of an existing 30 mW on-site power station installed in 2013 with 10 additional high-efficiency Jenbacher J620 gas engines, doubling the size of the plant to 20 units (60 mW). For the second project, Clarke Energy will supply the remaining nine Jenbacher J620 units for a temporary, 27-mW on-site power plant that will generate reliable electricity for the Eurombah Creek CSG processing facility. Both projects will be owned, operated and maintained by Clarke Energy, with further support available from the company’s network of field service technicians and staff already located at nearby sites.

After the two new power projects are completed, Australia Pacific LNG will have an installed fleet of 29 Jenbacher gas engines capable of producing a total of about 87 mW of power to support coal seam gas processing activities.

Clarke Energy was awarded the Eurombah Creek and Reedy Creek projects under a temporary power services agreement. The rental agreement calls for Clarke Energy to design and construct a fully operational temporary power station featuring the nine Jenbacher gas engines that will generate 27 mW at Eurombah Creek and 10 units generating 30 mW at Reedy Creek. The agreement is designed to provide the facilities with a constant power supply, using locally extracted coal seam gas, until permanent electrical infrastructure can be installed.

“Our on-site power plant projects showcase an important growth segment for Distributed Power as the country continues to develop its CSG and offshore natural gas reserves to become an important alternative LNG supplier for Asia and other regions of the world,” commented Lorraine Bolsinger, president and CEO of GE’s Distributed Power business. “Clarke Energy is playing a central role in driving GE’s strategic growth in this region by rapidly developing new business opportunities while offering excellent life cycle services for our customers.”


Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe

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