A plan has been revealed for a $200 million-plus upgrade of a power station in the Hunter region of NSW – for which a head contractor has been selected.
AGL is to spend more than $200 million during work to upgrade and maintain the coal-fired Bayswater Power Station in Muswellbrook.
AGL recently completed a competitive tender process for the works and has contracted Toshiba as the principal contractor for the project.
AGL said the Bayswater upgrade would improve the power station’s capacity and efficiency – increasing electricity supply without increasing coal consumption or emissions.
Subject to approvals, the upgrade works are expected to commence by February 2019. The project will be assessed by the NSW Department of Planning & Environment..
Works will span four years, with Bayswater’s four turbine sets proposed to be replaced during planned unit maintenance outages. This will ensure all Bayswater’s upgraded turbines are fully operational by 2022.