The newest power station in Delta's generating portfolio, the Colongra Gas Power Station, was Highly Commended in the 2010 Sydney Division Engineering Excellence Awards, in the category of Project Management. The Engineering Excellence Awards 2010 recognise the expertise of individuals and engineering organisations.
Opened on 21 December, 2009 by Minister for Energy, The Hon. John Robertson, the 667 MW Colongra plant is based on four flexible and low emission dual fuel gas turbines in open cycle configuration. Gas turbine generation produces 40% less greenhouse gas emissions than equivalent coal fired generation. It starts up quickly at short notice to supply electricity during times of high demand.
International engineering firm Alstom designed and built the gas turbine power plant Alstom have been awarded five major gas turbine projects in Australia since 2005.
To view a copy of an information booket commemorating the launch of Colongra, please click on the link:
Colongra - key to a low emission future
Information on pipeline
The natural gas to fuel the turbines is supplied via a new underground pipeline which connects to the existing Sydney-Newcastle pipeline. Jemena is the company which constructed and operates the pipeline. For more information go to Jemena - Colongra pipeline.
Approvals and management plans
Consistent with the development consent granted for the construction and operation of the Colongra Power Station, a number of approvals and management plans are available here. Click on the relevant link to view
Operational Environment Management Plan
Environmental Assessment - final
Flora and Fauna
Photochemical pollution assessment
Contact Julia Harvey, Corporate Relations Manager
T 02 9285 2700