April 9, 2010
Source: ATCO Power
ATCO Power's new 86 MW Karratha generating station went into full commercial operation, 16 months after the project was first announced.
The natural gas-fired facility is located 1,600 kilometres north of Perth, in Western Australia. Constructed, owned and operated by ATCO Power, Karratha will supply electricity to residential and business consumers on the Pilbara North West Interconnected System (NWIS) under a 20-year contract with state-owned, Horizon Power.
Currently comprising two 43 MW high-efficiency gas turbines, the power station can be expanded with the addition of a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) that would generate additional electricity from waste heat.