Phosphate Hill Station, Australia

Lars Schleemann
Facility Manager
Solar Turbines – CMS
Phosphate Hill PowerStation
Queensland, Australia

“OTSGs are very simple systems with little instrumentation requiring a lot less labor to operate. It is simple to take them off line, you hit a stop button and turn off two valves. We are running 24/7 with six gas turbines, four connected to our four OTSGs and then there is the steam generator and we run all of that with just one operator. That reduced labor demand is a cost savings in operating this plant. The system is very reliable, needing little maintenance. If we have any questions, the IST team is always very quick with any repair help or getting a team here to check out the situation and you can’t get much more remote than we are.”