Wärtsilä is a global leader in smart technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Wärtsilä's energy business is leading the transition towards a 100% renewable energy future and has over 70 GW of installed power plant capacity in 177 countries around the world.
Primero were engaged by Wärtsilä to execute the design of the site diesel, UREA and lube-oil storage tanks; and all aspects of onsite construction including earthworks, piling, civil, structural, mechanical, tanks, piping, electrical and instrumentation works and site management.
DESIGN (Tank Package) | CONSTRUCT | COMMISSIONING
The Barker Inlet Power Station represents the first utility-scale reciprocating engine power plant in Australia’s National Energy Market.
The Barker Inlet Power Station is a 211MW smart power generation plant, comprising of 12 Wartsila 50DF dual-fuel engines. The new plant will provide the fast-starting capability required to respond to fluctuations that are inherent to renewable power generation. Built on the existing Torrens Island Power Station site, the purpose of the facility is to replace two of the four Torrens A turbines that are now over 50 years' old. Development of the power plant is essential to ensure ongoing security of supply to the South Australian region.
Primero's scope of work included the design of the site diesel, UREA, lube-oil storage tanks; and the construction of the earthworks, piling, civil, structural, mechanical, tanks, piping, electrical and instrumentation works. Primero has provided design support as required and has committed to providing commissioning support.
|Tonnes of Steel||1,470||M³ of Concrete||10,950|
|Km of Piping||18||M³ of earthworks||87,400|
Km of Cable
Wartsila's 12 reciprocating engines generate 18 MW each from either gas or liquid fuel and are capable of reaching full operating capacity within five minutes from start-up, giving AGL greater flexibility to supply the market when renewables cannot meet peak demand, either planned or unplanned - improving energy security in South Australia.
“The flexibility of the Wärtsilä solution is a key enabler for utilities to manage large amounts of solar and wind energy being introduced into the power system. It provides the reliability of supply through its fast-starting and rapid response capability, and it is both fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly. We congratulate AGL on its commitment to a sustainable electricity supply, and we are delighted to be contributing to the success of this vision,” - Javier Cavada, President, Wärtsilä Energy Solutions.
Primed for Safety
Visible field leadership at BIPs remains an uncompromised priority for Managers and Employees alike. Safety tools such as the 20 / 20 rule for leaders (20 minutes before and after each break will be spent in the field) and 60 / 40 / 20 initiative for construction trades (Every 60 minutes take 40 seconds to look 20 feet around you) have been successfully introduced.