50 MW Geothermal Power Station.
MTL was engaged to provide detailed design for the Balance of Plant (BOP) for the first stage 30 MW, and second stage 20 MW power plant projects. MTL provided site construction supervision and commissioning for the BOP on both stages, and commissioned the 10 MW steam turbines. The project was challenging because of the remote location.
The selection of turbine was interesting as 5 by 10 MW surplus second world war frigate LP turbines were used, including reversing blades. These turbines are very robust and well suited to a geothermal application. The power station has been operating successfully for a number of years supplying the gold mine.
Smec, Lihir Gold Ltd.