WEST KIMBERLEY POWER PROJECT
Power Generation Perth Western Australia Avid Group
The $320 million West Kimberley Power Project (WKPP) comprises five power stations – four fueled by LNG – and the LNG plant at Karratha and associated road transport infrastructure.
With an initial generating capacity of 61 MW (multiple Caterpillar G3520C, G3516C and G3412 enclosed island mode gas fired generator packages and Caterpillar and Cummins diesel fired generators), potentially growing to 92 MW over 20 years, the project is supplying electricity to more than 27,000 people in the resource-rich, but isolated West Kimberley region of Western Australia.
Avid established the Electric Generator Module (EGM) commissioning procedures and documentation for the complete project and provided the WKPP EGM commissioning manager as well as senior technicians to drive the final installation, tuning, commissioning and performance testing of the EGM mechanical, electrical and control systems across all five sites; a 22 month commitment from equipment factory testing to power stations handover.
During the course of the project, Avid was also called upon to provide additional services covering specialised hazardous area equipment installation and inspection as well as general power station construction, installation and testing.
With the WKPP stations now on line and providing power, Avid’s involvement continues in the form of specialised routine maintenance.