Lonsdale 20MW Diesel Peaking Power Station Relocation (2010 – 2011)
AMAR Group responsibilities for this project included; design input, electrical supervision, AEMO requirements, technical support and liaising with ETSA Utilities for the grid connection, validation testing and protection system commissioning.
This project, located in Lonsdale South Australia, required the de-commissioning of eighteen containerised generator sets, diesel fuel storage tanks, four 11kV Ring Main Units, two 11kV Fault Current Limiting Reactors along with the control and protection systems.
The existing equipment, along with a new concrete pre-cast control room and switch room, complete with 11kV High Voltage switchboard was instated on the new site. New auxiliary distribution boards, control panels, control systems and auxiliary services were installed and commissioned. Two 11kV high voltage circuits were installed from the new switchroom to the nearby ETSA substation to enable the exporting of 20MW into the electricity network.
AMAR group were contracted by Cummins Power Generation, Energy Solutions Business to assist in providing their client, Infratil Energy Australia, the relocated Peaking Power Station Solution. This was to make way for a new 65MW Peaking Power Station to be built on the site of the existing plant.