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Callide Coal-Fired Power Stations, Queensland

Start of Operation

1965 (Callide A), 1988 (Callide B), 2001 (Callide C)


1,600MW (four 30MW units for Callide A now in storage, two 350MW units for Callide B and two 450MW units for Callide C)

Plant Type

Coal fired power stations


18km east of Biloela in central Queensland, Australia

Estimated Investment

AUS $800m (Callide C), AUS $206m for clean coal demonstration project

Plant Owner

Callide A and B are 100% owned by CS Energy, Callide C is a 50/50 joint venture between CS Energy and InterGen

Project Management

Callide Power Management (Callide C)

Coal Supplied

From Callide Mine


Nearly 200 people full time


Parsons (Callide A), Hitachi (Callide B), Toshiba (Callide C)


Mitchell Engineering (Callide A), Babcock Hitachi (Callide B), IHI boiler (Callide C)

Operating temperature and pressure

460°C and 4300kPa (Callide A), 539°C and 17700kPa (Callide B), 566°C and 25100kPa (Callide C)

Furnace temperature



Around 6 million tonnes of black coal a year

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