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#4456749 - 07/11/17 09:15 PM Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39850
Loc: 'Stralia


This place was a large part of my engineering career...
* The big dome and associate coal handling facilites (0:40 sec) I built in the late '90s.
* the closest boiler at (0:50), I was project manager for the 9 month mid life refurb in 1994/95.
* the turbine at 1:38 was the one that I was handed in 2001, in pieces on the floor after a pretty bad blade failure, and my first minute as turbine engineer was "your got 4 weeks to get it back together.

It wasn't a viable proposition with the market the way it was 4 years ago and was closed.

Please, no political stuff...it's history, and the Owners released this for the community.

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#4456804 - 07/11/17 10:33 PM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Shannow]
mattwithcats Offline


Registered: 06/13/13
Posts: 1659
Loc: Virginia
141 hectares is about 325 acres,

I would use some of the land for a solar power farm...

Good way to reuse some of the more contaminated areas of the site...
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#4456815 - 07/11/17 11:00 PM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Shannow]
bmwjohn Offline


Registered: 01/04/08
Posts: 728
Loc: indianapolis in
Thank you for the video. Ironically, today's Wall St. Journal has article about power shortage over there because of selling too much LPG overseas.

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#4456823 - 07/11/17 11:17 PM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Shannow]
Rand Offline


Registered: 08/20/03
Posts: 12638
Loc: NE,Ohio
Are you in that video anywhere?
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#4456826 - 07/11/17 11:38 PM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Rand]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39850
Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: Rand
Are you in that video anywhere?


nope

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#4456827 - 07/11/17 11:40 PM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: bmwjohn]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
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Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: bmwjohn
Thank you for the video. Ironically, today's Wall St. Journal has article about power shortage over there because of selling too much LPG overseas.


There's a whole lot more to it than the gas sales, but yes, Natural Gas sales overseas with none held for domestic consumption has seen the price more than double, and shortages...in some states, their gas turbines have been fed diesel as it's cheaper.

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#4456905 - 07/12/17 05:35 AM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Shannow]
Rick in PA Offline


Registered: 01/04/03
Posts: 3203
Loc: Southeastern, PA
A salute to the folks that bring us electrical power.
I was born the same year that plat was established.
I see a lot of personal growth in the folks involved with the plant.
I admire the responsibility the people are exercising in the decommissioning of the plant.
Times change, good luck to the folks of the Wallerawang Power Station.

Thanks for posting.
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#4456906 - 07/12/17 05:43 AM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Rick in PA]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39850
Loc: 'Stralia
Rick,
the two units there were "C" station, the two 500MW units, first one done in 1976, the second a few years later.

"A" Station was originally a couple of 30MW Units...built at the establishment stage quoted in the vids.
"B" Station was 4x60MW units built later

Thus "C" Station being Units 7 and 8.

The Guy in the right (of your screen) in the thumbnail preview was the civil engineering manager of A and B Station demolition back in the '90s...was a pleasure to see him back again

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#4456920 - 07/12/17 06:25 AM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Shannow]
Reddy45 Offline


Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2967
Loc: USA
I used to work with the folks on the scheduling/trading side of power and the folks who work in the power industry know their stuff. Certainly not an industry where you can pretend to do your job and get by.

A lot of the schedulers started out in the plants working odd shifts and through time and experience made their way into a much more comfortable office job. They all had great stories about working in the plants though.

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#4457224 - 07/12/17 12:38 PM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Shannow]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36431
Loc: Ontario, Canada
What's the plan to replace that 1,000MW of baseload? I heard them touch on hydro at the end, is that the thought?
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#4457527 - 07/12/17 06:22 PM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: OVERKILL]
Shannow Offline


Registered: 12/12/02
Posts: 39850
Loc: 'Stralia
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
What's the plan to replace that 1,000MW of baseload?


Plan ?

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#4457538 - 07/12/17 06:39 PM Re: Wallerawang Power Station - Video on the site [Re: Shannow]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 36431
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Shannow
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
What's the plan to replace that 1,000MW of baseload?


Plan ?


LOL! grin Enough said.
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