RCR win BHP power generation contract

 Engineering firm RCR Tomlinson has won the power generation works contract for BHP Billiton’s Yarnima power station in Newman, Western Australia.

Valued at around $30 million, the contract for the iron ore mine’s combined cycle power station includes the design, manufacture, and supply of three heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs) and associated equipment.

Work will begin immediately and is forecast for completion by mid next year.

Paul Dalgleish, RCR’s managing director, said this contract is the first major power generation contract awarded to the company where it will use AE&E Australia technology, after acquiring it acquired AE&E in May last year.

AE&E specialised in the design, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance for power generation, including combined cycle power plants, steam and power generation plants, heat recovery steam generators and industrial boilers in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

"It’s good to get this project into our Energy division following the acquisition so we can continue to develop the team, "Dalgleish said.

"RCR continues to demonstrate the depth of its intellectual property in energy technologies that we can offer to customers in both the industrial and utility sectors. Our capabilities include design, supply and installation of Combined Cycle Power Plants that incorporate HRSGs," he added.

BHP gave the go ahead for the construction of the power plant in November last year.

It will provide 190 MW and is designed to replace the energy supply from the existing Newman Power Station.

Image: Heat Recovery Steam Generator

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