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January 5, 2022updated 06 Jan 2022 1:18pm

Racecourse Biomass Power Plant, Australia

By Carmen

Racecourse Biomass Power Plant is a 38MW biopower project. It is located in Queensland, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in March 2013.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 38 38 Active Queensland, Australia G&S Engineering Services


The project was developed by G&S Engineering Services and is currently owned by Mackay Sugar.

The electricitiy generated from the plant has offsetted 200,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year. The project cost is $120m.

Racecourse Biomass Power Plant is a combined heat and power (CHP) project. Bagasse which is a kind of agricultural by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in March 2013.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Ergon Energy under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Shin Nippon Machinery was selected as the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company provided 1 turbine with 38MW nameplate capacity.

About G&S Engineering Services

G&S Engineering Services Pty Ltd (G&S Engineering Services), a subsidiary of DRA Australia Holdings Pty Ltd, is a provider of construction and maintenance services. The company offers operation and maintenance; construction and commissioning; decommissioning and deconstruction; electrical and instrumentation; optimization; manufacturing and fabrication; sampling and processing; and shutdown services. It also offers project management, technical support, design, engineering, mechanical, electrical and structural maintenance services through its underground division. G&S Engineering Services project portfolio includes Abbot Point Coal Terminal, Caval Ridge Mine, Daunia Mine, Ensham Mine and others. The company serves metals and minerals, infrastructure, industrial, energy and other sectors. It operates offices in Brisbane, Biloela, Adelaide, and Perth, Australia. G&S Engineering Services is headquartered in Mackay, Queensland, Australia.


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