Austrian Energy & Environment (Australia) has secured a turnkey EPC design, supply and erection contract for CITIC Pacific Mining for a nominal 450MW Combined Cycle Power Plant.
The Sino Iron project is a large-scale magnetite iron ore project located 100km south west of Karratha, in Western Australia’s Pilbara region.
The project has over two billion tonnes of identified magnetite resources and CITIC Pacific plans to export 27.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of a mixture of high grade iron ore concentrate and pellets for 25 years. This makes the Sino Iron project the largest planned magnetite project in Australia.
For Austrian Energy & Environment, the scope includes the design, supply and installation of a nominal 450MW Combined Cycle Gas Fired Power Plant, comprising three blocks, each block consisting of two gas turbines, two AE&E dual pressure Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG) and one steam turbine.
The gas turbines have a nominal output of 47MW each while the steam turbines are nominal 57MW units.
An additional seventh Gas Turbine is also to be installed for operation in open cycle, however, the plant has been designed to operate predominantly in Combined Cycle mode.
A water treatment plant, cooling water system, Instruments and Controls, foundation and civil works, high, medium and low voltage electrics, erection, commissioning and testing are also included in the scope.
The power plant will be commissioned in phases and is scheduled to produce electricity from 2009.
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