New gas turbines to boost supply in NCD
The two new Titan 130 Gas Turbines have been installed at Kanudi.
The machines, worth about K55 million, arrived in June this year and were put together by contractor Aisi Bishman beside the Kanudi Power Station.
Work is still progressing to put up the fuel system, electrical and substation fittings for the station, with completion date expected to be before end of October.
Housing two 15 Megawatt turbines, the power station was developed to cater for the increasing demand for electricity in the nation’s capital.
The Titans will run on diesel until 2014 when they can be converted to use gas if it is available.
The Titans are expected to be run during peak demand hours from 8am to 4pm.
The two Titans were manufactured in San Diego, USA and then packaged in Switzerland before it was shipped to Port Moresby.
This development is part of PPL’s mission to identify, develop, plan and implement required infrastructure to meet the growth in electricity demand including meeting customer satisfaction and reliability standards.
There have been forecasts that the PNG economy would double in size due to the LNG project and other developments and PPL is making every effort to meet any rise in power demand.