JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- APR Energy, a global leader in fast-track power solutions, announces today that it has signed a contract with Hydro Tasmania to install and operate three clean-burning dual-fuel gas turbines.
The mobile power plant will supplement existing generation capability and help the Australian state mitigate the detrimental impacts of prolonged drought on Tasmania's hydropower output and the inability to import electricity from mainland Australia due to failure of an undersea power cable. The plant is expected to be operational in early-May, and will enable Hydro Tasmania to continue to provide secure electricity supply to its customers.
APR Energy's aeroderivative fuel flexible turbines will use water injection to further reduce emissions. The turbines will produce 93 percent less nitrogen oxide than a typical high-speed diesel reciprocating engine – resulting a reduction of NOx emissions of 8,017 metric tons by diesel reciprocating engines on an annualized basis to 532 metric tons of NOx emissions.
In addition, the power-dense turbines require approximately one-third of the space needed for an equivalent-output plant using diesel reciprocating engines, and they generate approximately 20 percent less noise.
"We are pleased to be able to provide Hydro Tasmania with a low-emission power solution in just two months as they work to ensure reliable electricity supply for Tasmanian households and business customers," said APR Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Campion. "Our mobile turbines offer numerous advantages for environmentally conscious customers and developed markets with stringent regulatory controls such as Tasmania and the rest of Australia."
The Tasmania project is APR Energy's second in Australia. The Company also has a four-turbine project supporting Horizon Power in Port Hedland in Western Australia.
About APR Energy
APR Energy is the world's leading provider of fast-track mobile turbine power. Our fast, flexible and full-service power solutions provide customers with rapid access to reliable electricity when and where they need it, for as long as they need it. Combining state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technology with industry-leading expertise, our scalable turnkey plants help run cities, countries and industries around the world, in both developed and developing markets. For more information, visit the Company's website at www.aprenergy.com.