According to the LNG engineer Clough, the Port Moresby Power Station (POM Power Station) officially opened its doors. Namely, the natural gas fueled station is located in Papua New Guinea and considered to be the first ever utility-scale gas engine project in the region.
POM Power Station was inaugurated by the Hon. James Marape, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea back in December 2019.
The POM Power Station was completed on time, and importantly, safely with no injuries or incidents to people or the environment, leaving a positive legacy to the local communities. This project is also contributing to the reduction of Papua New Guinea’s carbon footprint, and we are very proud of our role in it.
…said Clough CEO and Managing Director, Peter Bennett.
Behind the building’s infrastructure development was NiuPower, a collaboration among Oil Search and Kumul Petroleum.
This power plant is an extremely important addition to Papua New Guinea’s energy portfolio and will allow us to meet our economic and environmental targets for the project.
…as NiuPower’s CEO, Michael Uiari, marked.
The infrastructure uses natural gas supplied by the PNG LNG project to feed six high efficiency reciprocating gas engines and generators, as it is able to produce 58MW baseload power to the Port Moresby power grid via a new power line and substation network.
As for the project’s establishment, Clough, in consortium with Wartsila was responsible for Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) to complete the POM Power Station.