AREVA to Add 44MW Capacity to Australian Power Station

17 April 2011 (Last Updated April 17th, 2011 18:30)

AREVA has secured an A$104.7m ($110.17m) contract to construct a solar thermal addition to CS Energy's coal-fired Kogan Creek power station in Queensland, Australia. The addition of the solar energy to the Kogan Creek power station will boost the production of the plant by 44MW in peak

AREVA has secured an A$104.7m ($110.17m) contract to construct a solar thermal addition to CS Energy's coal-fired Kogan Creek power station in Queensland, Australia.

The addition of the solar energy to the Kogan Creek power station will boost the production of the plant by 44MW in peak solar conditions from the current 750MW.

The plant is expected to avoid the production of 35,600t of greenhouse gas emissions every year.

CS Energy chief executive David Brown said the company is proud to be working with AREVA Solar, and applying its Australian-pioneered technology to a project that has the potential to set the international benchmark for the generation of cleaner electricity from existing coal-fired power stations.

The construction of the solar addition is backed by the State Government of Queensland and the federal governments.

Work at the thermal plant will begin this year while commercial operations are slated to commence by 2013.