Leighton Contractors Selected For Channel Island Power Station Project

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2nd August 2010, 03:59pm - Views: 592
Leighton Contractors Selected for Channel Island Power Station Project

Leighton Contractors has been selected by the Power and Water Corporation in the Northern Territory to install additional generation capacity at Darwin's Channel Island Power Station - the largest power station in the Territory.

Located on Darwin Harbour's Middle Arm, the project involves the installation of two off nominal dual fuel 45 to 55 Mega Watt gas turbine generators.

Mark Chilcote, General Manager of Leighton Contractors' Industrial & Energy Division, said being selected reinforces Leighton Contractors ability to successfully deliver power generation projects.

"Our track record in the successful completion of power generation developments is evident through our most recent projects, including Mt Stuart Power Station in Queensland, Newman Power Station in Western Australia and Quarantine Power Station in South Australia," he said.

"We are looking forward to working with the Power and Water Corporation to deliver this additional 90 Mega Watt generation capacity at Channel Island Power Station, to allow existing plant to be refurbished from next year and cater for growth in electricity demand on the Darwin Katherine grid."

The scope of work consists of civil foundation and footing work, structural and drainage work, assembly of the main generation units, assembly of the balance of plant, all cabling and switchgear, telecommunications, instrumental control, support engineering, connection between the units and the switchyard, as well as surface restoration and finishing.

The project will be fast tracked with commissioning due to commence in February 2011.

ENDS
For further information please contact:
Shaneene Jones, Communications Manager, Leighton Contractors
T: 03 8808 6021
M: 0409 961 733

About Leighton Contractors Leighton Contractors is one of Australia's leading contracting and project development groups with over $8.8 billion work in hand, employing more than 9,000 people across Australia and New Zealand. The company services clients across a range of industries and sectors including resources, construction, telecommunications, energy, infrastructure and facility management.

SOURCE: Leighton Contractors


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