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GE Driving Expansion Down Under

Clarke Energy will provide Jenbacher gas engines to power gas-to-LNG projects

Posted on May 27, 2014

Clarke Energy, GE’s Jenbacher gas engine authorized distributor for 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. Australia Pacific LNG is an incorporated joint venture between Origin Energy, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec.

The 3 MW gas engines will be used to generate a total of 57 MW of electricity at two coal seam gas (CSG) processing facilities currently under construction.

The first project is an expansion of the existing 30 MW on-site power station at the Reedy Creek coal seam gas processing facility. Ten Jenbacher J620 gas engines will double 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 for the Eurombah Creek coal seam gas processing facility. Both projects will be owned, operated and maintained by Clarke Energy, the company said.

Clarke Energy was awarded the projects under a temporary power services agreement designed to provide the facilities with a constant power supply, using locally extracted coal seam gas, until permanent electrical infrastructure can be installed, the company said.