Power Generation

GPA provides engineering services to the majority of gas, coal and dual fuel power stations in Australia, plus renewable applications of solar, wind and biogas.

We specialise in burner management systems, hazardous area compliance, functional safety and fuel delivery infrastructure. We design transmission lines (overhead and underground) up to 275kV inclusive of substations, transformers, switchyards and grid connections (inclusive of connection agreements), and have expertise in modification and compliance for brownfield upgrades.

Our clients include power generators, transmission and distribution companies and major industrial users of power in both urban and remote locations.

  • Burner management systems
  • Safety instrumented systems
  • Control systems
  • Field instrumentation
  • Type B compliance
  • HV and LV, MCC’s
  • Earthing and protection studies
  • Water treatment, pumping, demineralisation, RO
  • Fuel storage, handling and piping
  • Meter station design
  • Fault level analysis and Arc Flash
  • Protection testing
  • Network and substation design and audit
  • Switchroom design
  • Transformers
  • Earth grids
  • Generators
  • Turbine overhaul planning
  • Integrity management planning
  • Hazardous area compliance.

GPA has an experienced Safety and Risk Engineering team with formal TUV certified Functional Safety Engineers. We have been providing risk services since 1987, and have significant practical experience in the application of risk assessment and functional safety to power station applications (in accordance with AS 61508/AS 61511).

GPA provides owner’s engineers and project engineers that become embedded into clients’ teams. We have done this for numerous gas turbine and generator overhauls for power stations.

We have successfully supported such projects from initiation through to execution and closure. This has included the following activities: project definition; productively engaging with key stakeholders; client, sub-contractor and other external resource engagement; close scope, budget and schedule management; execution of sub-projects including the management of design and installation activities for other tasks to be conducted during the shutdown period; preparation and chairing of a HAZID and SIMOPS workshops.