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130 jobs for CQ shutdown
MAINTENANCE project injects some much needed investment.
Wednesday 13 May 2015  

CS Energy’s Callide power station at Biloela will return to full capacity this week after a 10 day, AU$10.4 million mini-shutdown.

The major contractor for the work was Mitsubishi Hitachi who brought in around 130 people to overhaul unit C4, one of Callide C Power Station’s two generating units.

Callide power station site general manager, Phil Matha, said mini-overhauls were typically done every two years, in between the larger major overhauls conducted every four years.

“Even a mini-overhaul is a major logistical exercise, involving careful planning and coordination with suppliers to get equipment to site and ensuring the additional contractor workforce is lined up and ready to go,” Mr Matha said.

“This overhaul is the culmination of more than one year of planning and represents a significant investment in the ongoing operation and maintenance of Callide Power Station.

“In addition, the overhaul brings the added benefit of 130 contractors staying in the Biloela region, providing an economic boost for local accommodation and the services they use during the period.”

The overhaul included boiler inspections and repairs, condition assessment of the low pressure turbine rotor, replacement of fabric filter bags and refurbishment of the Callide C cooling tower.

The Callide power station complex also includes the Callide A and B power stations and, together with Callide C power station, has a combined site capacity of 1,630 megawatts.

CS Energy also owns the 750 megawatt coal-fired Kogan Creek power station, the adjacent Kogan mine near Chinchilla, and the 500 megawatt pumped storage hydro electric Wivenhoe Power Station near Esk.

CS Energy also holds the trading rights for the Gladstone Power Station.

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