Oct 25, 2019

Tarong power plant in $29.9m shutdown

Tarong power plant in $29.9m shutdown

A $29.9 million maintenance shutdown is underway at Tarong Power Station in the South Burnett region, involving a workforce of up to 500 contractors and station employees.

Tarong Power Station site manager Brad Perry said overhauls were major logistical exercises that involved careful planning and preparation.

“Power station overhauls are large-scale engineering projects that maintain the reliability, efficiency and safety of electricity generation units and are typically carried out every four years,” Mr Perry said.

“The works includes inspections, maintenance, refurbishment and replacement of plant and equipment to maintain the reliability, efficiency and safety of electricity generation units now and into the future.

“The overhaul will ensure that Tarong Power Station maintains the required level of reliability to support Queensland’s system security requirements, particularly over the summer peak demand period.”

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