The Powerbox was transported to site on 23rd February 2012, following inspection by the Western Australian Minister for Energy, the Hon Peter Collier, whilst a sod-turning ceremony was conducted at the Carnarvon site by member for the North West, Mr. Vincent Catania MLA earlier that week.
Significant progress has been made on the installation, with all Airec Heat Exchangers now installed. Works on the cooling tower component of the project are also well advanced and progressing as planned. Cooling tower construction has also been completed, whilst the switch room, which houses the electrical switching and control systems equipment, has been placed on site in preparation for the required cabling.
The pipework infrastructure between the Opcon Powerbox and the heat recovery units is nearing completion, which will allow the installation and connection of the necessary hot water circuit pipes, control system cables and air lines.
Progress will be fuelled in the coming weeks by further works on the piping and cabling as well as precommissioning work on the Opcon Powerbox which will see it being charged with the first small amount of refrigerant.
In addition to providing revenue, the installation at Carnarvon will also boost the company’s business development opportunities, providing an operating demonstration of Enerji’s system and its ability to reduce both energy costs and carbon emissions.
ABC Television recently visited the project and broadcast the segment in their new bulletin on Saturday 28th April.
Enerji Managing Director and CEO Mr. Greg Pennefather and Chairman Hon. Ian Campbell mark the arrival of the first 3rd Generation Opcon Powerbox from Sweden in Fremantle.
Enerji Chairman Hon. Ian Campbell and WA Minister for Energy, the Hon Peter Collier inspect the Powerbox.
Enerji's First 3rd Generation Powerbox being transported to Carnarvon.
First Heat Recovery Unit ready for transportation to Carnarvon.
Enerji's Opcon Powerbox installed onto its concrete pad at Horizon Power's Carnarvon Power Station.
The cooling tower being assembled alongside the Opcon Powerbox in Carnarvon.
Cooling tower assembly with the Opcon Powerbox and the pumps' concrete base in the background.
Heat Recovery Unit (HRU) 2 has now been installed.
The Cooling Towers (left) and Switchroom (right) in position.
The Switchroom installed on its base.