The main turbine being offloaded. The huge unit comes with its own wheel assembly.
The main turbine being offloaded. The huge unit comes with its own wheel assembly.

We expect that the Port Moresby turbine will be operational by September-October, while the Lae turbine will be commissioned around November-December

The IPBC has joined with the Government in congratulating PNG Power on the arrival of two new gas turbine generators.

The two massive General Electric turbines arrived by ship from the United States. One of the turbines was delivered in Port Moresby on Sunday June 29, the other to be delivered to Lae within the next few days.

The two new gas turbine generators have an ISO rating of 26.2 megawatts of power each.

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Speaking at a media gathering at the Motukea Port to witness the delivery of the Port Moresby turbine, PNG Power Chief Executive Officer John Tangit said that the turbines will assist in helping to provide greater reliability in the Port Moresby and Lae grids.

“The Port Moresby turbine will be installed at our Kanudi site alongside two existing gas turbines, while the Lae turbine will be installed within the new port precinct,” he said.

“We expect that the Port Moresby turbine will be operational by September-October, while the Lae turbine will be commissioned around November-December.”

In Port Moresby the turbine will add a further 20% capacity to the grid, while in Lae the additional capacity is expected to be well in excess of 50%.

IPBC has been providing PNG Power with technical advice on the procurement of the two gas turbines through a specialist advisor.

Source: IPBC

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