Combined cycle power plant for Ichthys LNG Project in Australia fires up

The 490MW onshore combined cycle power plant (CCPP) near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, which will provide power capacity for the $34bn Ichthys LNG Project, has started up.

Power generated from the CCPP will be supplied to Ichthys Project Onshore LNG Facilities at Blaydin Point to allow LNG processing trains to cool and liquefy natural gas.

The CCPP, which will use natural gas as fuel from the Ichthys Field, features five gas and three steam turbine generators to generate electricity. The gas turbines are designed to produce waste heat, which will be used to create steam for the nearby steam turbine system.

The Ichthys LNG Project will have peak production capacity of up to 8.9 million tons per annum (Mta) of LNG, up to 1.65 MTA of liquefied petroleum gas and 100,000 barrels of condensate a day.