Press Release

The Doosan Škoda Power steam turbine will be the heart of Australia’s first Energy-from-Waste facility

Pilsen (07/12/2021) Doosan Škoda Power supplied Acciona with a steam turbine for the Avertas Energy facility in Australia. For the Pilsen-based steam turbine manufacturer, this project is the first contract on the Australian market and at the same time a steppingstone to other planned energy-from-waste projects in Australia, which are integrating the disposal of waste with the generation of renewable energy. Once launched, the turbine will generate enough electricity to power more than 55,000 homes in Western Australia.

The Avertas Energy facility is the first of a number of planned energy from waste projects for energy recovery in Australia. It will process up to 400,000 tonnes of waste annually, while exporting approximately 45 MW of baseload renewable electricity to the grid. The facility will reduce emissions by up to 400,000 tonnes per year – the equivalent of taking 85,000 cars off the road.

“This project is our first installation in Australia and confirms the high technological level of Doosan Škoda Power steam turbines. Energy recovery of waste is a practical way of dealing with excessive amounts of waste and at the same time reducing CO2 emissions. Australia thus follows the example of Europe where energy recovery of waste has had a long tradition, and we at Doosan Škoda Power are proud to see that our turbine, designed and manufactured in Pilsen, is part of this project,” says Zdeněk Bartoníček, Area Sales Manager at Doosan Škoda Power.

Avertas Energy is a co-development between Macquarie Capital and DIF. The EPC contract was won by Spanish based infrastructure and renewable energy company Acciona Industrial, which started construction work in October 2018.

In order to ensure safe and reliable operation, it is necessary to meet particularly demanding conditions associated with waste incineration and high reliability. Doosan Škoda Power has designed, manufactured and delivered a 45MW DST-G20 single-body turbine model. The delivery also includes the transmission unit and the power generator. In addition to designing, manufacturing and delivering the turbine, Doosan Škoda Power will be responsible for providing technical assistance during assembly and subsequent commissioning of the facility.

Doosan Škoda Power is part of a strong group of companies united under the Doosan Group, which supplies leading technologies and services of the highest quality and value to customers all over the world.

Doosan Škoda Power is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of power plant machinery, especially steam turbine/generator sets with outputs between 3 and 1,200 MW. The company has extensive experience and references from applications for steam-driven and fossil-fuel fired power plants, CHPs, nuclear and solar power plants (CSPs), biomass incinerators, etc. As regards services, the company offers overhaul and replacement of worn components, long-term warranty service or retrofit or modernization of steam turbines manufactured by the company or third parties. Its annual R&D investments allow for development of high-quality products meeting specific customer requirements.