AusBN - AGL Energy and Finnish technology group Wärtsilä have signed a contract that will pave the way for the development of a new 211MW power plant in South Australia.
The Barker Inlet Power Station is located on Torrens Island near Adelaide, and has been issued the notice to proceed (NTP) notification that has allowed project execution work to begin.
Wärtsilä will deliver construction services to the plant on an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) basis. The construction phase is expected to create around 200 jobs.
AGL, one of Australia’s leading integrated energy companies, will operate the facility when it becomes fully operational in the second half of 2019.
“We are pleased that the full go-ahead for this project has been given, and that the project execution work is now underway,” said Javier Cavada, president of Wärtsilä Energy Solutions.
“The Wärtsilä Smart Power Generation solution, with its high efficiency, fast response and flexible capacity, will enable AGL to provide increased reliability and security of supply to the South Australian power system with increasing renewable penetration while reducing costs and lowering emissions.”