Port Stanvac Power Station

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Cummins Power Generation was engaged by Infratil Energy Australia to design and construct a diesel peaking power station at Port Stanvac to help meet Adelaide’s peak demand in summer.

GHD was subsequently engaged to undertake design activities to relocate the existing 20MW station and redevelop the main site to supply a further 65MW.

GHD assisted Cummins in the design of this power station, undertaking detailed mechanical, civil and structural engineering design, as well as some planning assistance and detailed thermal modelling studies to determine likelihood and degree of heat re-entrainment and engine de-rating for a diesel peaking power station. Based on the outcomes of the studies, rectification methods were proposed and implemented.

GHD provided support during construction with a team member working on site for more than five months. GHD's presence on site meant that contractor and design intent queries could be responded to quickly.

Good communication between all parties involved with the project allowed for seamless co-ordination of design and construction activities, which was especially important on such a restricted site.

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