Australia’s largest single power generating unit at Kogan Creek, built by an international consortium led by Siemens and Hitachi, has been officially opened at the site near Chinchilla, 250 km west of Brisbane.
Owned and operated by CS Energy, the coal-fired power plant will utilise coal from the nearby Kogan Creek coal deposit and is powered by a Siemens 750 MW steam turbine generator set.
Operating as a base load station, Kogan Creek will deliver electricity to the national grid 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Speaking on behalf of the consortium, Albert Goller, Chairman and Managing Director, Siemens Ltd, Australia and New Zealand, confirmed Kogan Creek power station as the most efficient steam power plant in Australia, which results in significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.
“This plant uses 90% less water than a conventional wet cooled power station, through the application of best-practice dry cooling technology and water management practices,” he said.