Yuleba, QLD Australia

Clarke Energy

Mike Brophy
Product Manager- Power Generation
The Problem

Clarke Energy was appointed to build a power station in Central Queensland for a coal seam gas plant. In order to back up their power station, they required two generators to act as a prime power source during the construction of the station (which consisted of 10 x 3 MW gas engine generators sets once it was fully functional).

Objectives

  • Synchronised generators that will come into action whenever required, in the case of an outage.
  • Generators to be used on prime power for 6 months and be converted to stand-by black start solution afterward.
  • A controlled sound level, meeting Australian noise requirements.
Key Takeaways
  • 2x

    KX1100 1100kVA Power Generators 

  • 75 dBA

    at 7m Noise Level 

  • 1x

    Customised control panel 

Solution

CAPS engineered a solution, comprising two synchronised KX1100 Kohler generators equipped with MTU engines, which were also synchronised with the power station itself to enable it to restart in the case of a blackout.

A unique, customised control panel was installed, working to synchronise the two generators together and the plant at the same time.

The noise level had been reduced to 75 dBA (@ 7 metres) by using a super silent canopy, equipped with 50 mm sound foam and a residential exhaust silencer.

Benefits

Meeting the customer’s needs for a cost-effective solution, the generators effectively acted as a prime power source during their primary six months of use and also proved a strong backup solution thereafter.

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