Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant is a 210.6MW geothermal power project. It is located in Waikato, New Zealand. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1958. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is currently owned by Contact Energy with a stake of 100%.

The geothermal site has in total 63 number of wells. Out of this 54 are production wells and remaining 9 are injection wells. Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant runs at a temperature of 130 Degree Celsius.

The project generates 1,550GWh of electricity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 2) consists of 1 unit of High Pressure Turbine turbine with 6.5MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 3) consists of 1 unit of High Pressure Turbine turbine with 6.5MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Unit 14) consists of 1 turbine with 5MW nameplate capacity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1958.

Contractors involved

GE Power was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the geothermal power project.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Bottoming Unit) is equipped with Ormat Industries turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines, each with 5MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 1) is equipped with GE Power Intermediate Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 11.2MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 10) is equipped with GE Power Low Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 11.2MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 4) is equipped with GE Power Intermediate Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 11.2MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 6) is equipped with GE Power turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 11.2MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 7) is equipped with GE Power Low Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 11.2MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 8) is equipped with GE Power Low Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 11.2MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station A Unit 9) is equipped with GE Power Low Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 11.2MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station B Unit 11) is equipped with GE Power Mixed Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station B Unit 12) is equipped with GE Power Mixed Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 30MW nameplate capacity.

Wairakei Geothermal Power Plant (Wairakei Station B Unit 13) is equipped with GE Power Intermediate Low Pressure Turbine turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 30MW nameplate capacity.

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This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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