Qantas has announced intentions to build two new tri-generation plants in order to supply its three Sydney facilities, Sydney Jet Base, catering centre and domestic terminal, with power.
A miniature power station, tri-generation plants recycle heat and emit a much lower carbon footprint, and the development of these two new plants will be the largest commercial tri-generation project in Australia.
“We estimate that tri-generation in Sydney could account for more than 50% of Qantas’ targeted reduction in electricity use, with the savings in emissions alone approximating 6000 fewer cars on our roads per year,” said Rob Kella, Qantas Chief Risk Officer.
“It will increase the security and reliability of our electricity supply and enable further maintenance and operational savings.”
The project will also allow Qantas to take its three facilities off the Sydney power grid.
Construction of the new facilities is expected to begin in the middle of this year and be complete by mid-2011, under a 15-year Build, Own, Operate and Maintain (BOOM) arrangement with GridX, their new development partners.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: W.X