CS Energy is gearing up for a $49 million program of overhaul and maintenance works at Callide Power Station, near Biloela in central Queensland.
The works are due to be carried out from September 29–December 7 and include a $40 million refurbishment and $5.5 million of maintenance projects for Unit B2, plus a $3.3 million mini-overhaul of Unit C3.
Principal overhaul contractor MHPS is set to bring 350 contractors to the power station, including electricians, boiler makers, riggers, fitters, welders, scaffolders and crane drivers.
The contractors will work alongside the power station’s permanent workforce.
“Just like a car or any major piece of machinery, power stations need regular maintenance to keep them operating in peak condition,” executive general manager asset management Colin Duck said.
“The overhauls include inspections, maintenance and upgrade of power station equipment to ensure they run reliably over the summer peak demand period.”
The work at the Callide complex follows an $11.8 million major overhaul of Unit 2 at CS Energy’s Wivenhoe Power Station.