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Swanbank Gas Station and Gas-fired Power Plant, Australia


1966 (Swanbank A, decommissioned July 2002)1973 (Swanbank B, decommissioning by July 2012)


480MW (Swanbank B) 385MW (Swanbank E)

Plant type

Coal-fired (Swanbank B) gas-fired (Swanbank E)


Ipswich in South East Queensland, Australia

Estimated investment

AUS$250m (Swanbank E)

Plant owner/operator

CS Energy

Turbine supplier

Siemens (Swanbank B) Alstom (Swanbank E)

Boiler supplier

Mitchell Engineering (Swanbank B) Alstom (Swanbank E)

Swanbank B

Four 120MW units (three units closed by May 2011). Boiler temperature 1,400°C and pressure 13,100kPa.

Swanbank E

Boiler temperature 651°C and pressure 11,330kPa.

Transmission lines



Coal, natural gas and coal seam gas

Swanbank F


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