Friday 16 February 2018
MSF SUGAR’S GREEN ENERGY POWER PLANT ON TRACK FOR MID-YEAR COMPLETION
Construction of MSF Sugar’s $75 million Tableland Green Energy Power Plant (TGEPP) is continuing full steam ahead as the project targets a mid-year commissioning.
TGEPP Project Manager Mark Magnanini said several major construction milestones had been reached since the start of 2018, following the arrival in late 2017 of the $18 million steam turbine generator.
“In January, we erected a 38.35m chimney stack and assembled the furnace chamber, cooling tower, steam transformer and the high and low voltage electrical switchrooms,” Mr Magnanini said.
“A shipment of break bulk packages arrived at the Port of Cairns last week.
“This contained the structural and fabricated steel for the flue gas interconnections of the plant’s components, between the boiler and chimney stack.”
Mr Magnanini said next month (March), the boiler would be hydro tested, with other major commissioning activities scheduled to take place in June before the planned project completion in July.
He said the number of workers on site – currently numbering between 50 and 80 – would increase to 150 in the next month as construction ramps up.
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MSF Sugar Communications Manager
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NOTE FOR EDITORS:
Timelapse vision of the construction progress to date is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/utFjO44_iHw
Below left: Full Steam Ahead – Construction of MSF Sugar’s Tableland Green Energy Power Plant project is on track for a mid-2018 completion.
Below right: The 38.35m chimney stack being erected on site