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GE to supply steam turbine for new waste-to-energy plant in Australia

  • 1 year, 1 month ago (2020-10-27)
  • David Flin
Australasia 37 Gas 238

GE has announced it has won a contract to supply its geared reaction steam turbine (GRT) for a new waste-to-energy plant located in East Rockingham, Western Australia.

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ACCIONA and Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) have formed the EPC consortium for the plant, and have contracted GE to design, manufacture and supply the GRT for the project. This will enable the plant to generate electricity from a mix of non-recyclable municipal, commercial, and industrial waste.

The plant will supply 29 MW to the grid. At least 50 per cent of this will be fuelled from renewable biogenic material, contributing to a significant overall reduction in greenhouse gas emissions as compared to landfilling the waste, which produces methane emissions that are far more potent than CO2.

Andrew Bell, Commercial Manager at ACCIONA, said: “The East Rockingham WtE plant is part of ACCIONA’s long-term commitment to projects based on cutting-edge technologies that contribute to sustainability and protecting the environment. GE Steam Power was fast and flexible in offering a solution to meet our technical requirements and timeframe, and we look forward to working with them to deliver on this important project.”