German PCN members, Intertransport GRUBER have completed the loading of 4 x 200Kl cryogenic tanks – a total of 384tns / 1,706cbm.
The tanks are being handled on a PMT basis from China to the ‘Torrens Island Power Station’ in Adelaide, South Australia and were loaded on MV ‘BBC Asia’ on 24th April with an ETA of 15th May as pictured above.
Intertransport GRUBER have provided some information on the power station as follows; “AGL Torrens, located 18km from Adelaide, is the largest power station in South Australia and the largest natural gas fired power station in Australia. Owned and operated by AGL Energy and with a name plate capacity total of 1,280mw, the station burns natural gas in boilers to generate steam, which then drives the turbines to generate electricity.
The gas is supplied via the SEAGas pipeline from Victoria and from Moomba in the Cooper Basin. Construction began in 1963 following authorisation by the passing of a government act vesting the land. The ‘A’ station became operational in 1967 and construction on the ‘B’ station was completed in 1976. The power station employs approximately 180 staff in total, supplemented by a contractor workforce, ensuring the safe, reliable supply of electricity into the South Australian market.”
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