Toshiba got contract for major thermal power plant upgrade project in Australia
The overall retrofit work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.
The first unit of the Mt Piper Power Station started commercial operation in 1992 and the second unit started in 1993.
The steam turbines, generators and associated equipment were supplied by Toshiba ESS for both units.
These units can generate enough energy to meet around 15 per cent of New South Wales energy demand.
The project will increase Mt Piper’s output from 1400MW to 1460MW of critical base load generation that is equivalent to the needs of 55,000 homes without any increase in coal consumption or emissions.
The increase in output will be achieved through the replacement/upgrade of major equipment including steam turbine, generator and heat exchangers.
TIC won the order on the strength of Toshiba ESS’s world leading high efficiency steam path design, local service capabilities and proven results providing major thermal upgrades globally. ■