GoP – Purari Hydroelectric Power Plant 2500 MW – Gulf Province - Project Profile
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The Government of Papua New Guinea (GoP) is planning to construct the Purari Hydroelectric Power Plant in the Gulf Province of Papua New Guinea.
The project involves the construction of a 2,500MW hydroelectric power plant. It includes the construction of a pen-stock, substations, powerhouse, the installation of turbines, generators, transformers and the laying of transmission lines.
In September 2010, the GoP signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC) with the government of Queensland (GoQ) and PNG Energy Developments Ltd (PNG EDL) to develop the project. The GoQ will not provide any funding required for the project, however, it will be assisting with the identification of potential routes for the transmission line, resolution of tenure issues, provide information and facilitate the project particularly as it progresses through the necessary approvals, facilitating infrastructure provision in the north of Queensland and in the Torres Strait required by the project.
PNG EDL, a 50:50 joint venture between Origin Energy Ltd (Origin) and PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd, which will be evaluating the development potential of the project in Papua New Guinea.
A consortium led by AECOM, comprising Electricité de France, Environmental Resources Management Australia Pty Ltd and Entura (Hydro Electric Corporation of Tasmania), has been appointed by PNG EDL to undertake the project feasibility studies and social and environmental impact assessments for the proposed development.
In February 2011, Worley Parsons Ltd was appointed by PNG EDL Ltd as the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultants.
In March 2014, the project was placed on hold as developer write down the value of its investments in the project.
In January 2016, a detailed feasibility study had been completed by Salini Impregilo.
In December 2016, detail investigation was held by Origin.
Planning activities are underway. Construction work is scheduled to be completed by 2023.
The project involves the construction of a 2,500MW hydroelectric power plant near Wabo village, along the upper Purari River in the Gulf province of Papua New Guinea.
The US$5,000 million project includes the following:
1. Construction of pen stock
2. Construction of shaft
3. Construction of substations
4. Construction of power house
5. Installation of turbines
6. Installation of generators
&. Installation of transformers
8. Laying of transmission lines
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