Clough-Wartsila JV wins EPC contract for gas-fired power plant

WCN Editorial Team 31 Oct 2017 ASIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

A joint venture (JV) of Clough and Wartsila has bagged an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract to develop a gas-fired power plant near Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea.

The new POM Power Station is being developed by NiuPower, which is an alliance between Oil Search and Kumul Petroleum Holdings.

The facility will feature six reciprocating gas engines and generators that will be powered by natural gas from the PNG LNG project.

By using a new 66kv power line and substation network, the facility will generate 58MW base load power to the Port Moresby power grid.

Clough CEO and managing director Peter Bennett said: “This development will support the next phase in economic and industrial development across Papua New Guinea and we are delighted to play a role in that.”

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