Power Generation

GPA provides power generation engineering services to the majority of Australia’s gas, coal and dual fuel power stations, as well as renewable applications of solar, wind and biogas.

Supporting power generation projects from design to commissioning, through to power station upgrades. GPA 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 power generation engineering clients include power generators, transmission and distribution companies and major industrial users of power in both urban and remote locations.

GPA also provide functional safety, risk assessment, type B compliance and hazardous area compliance services and has provide these services as part of major upgrade projects at numerous coal and gas-fired power stations across Australia.

We are dedicated to best practice and are active participants in many industry bodies including Engineers Australia, the Australian Institute of Energy (AIE) and the Smart Energy Council. We also regularly attend industry conferences, such as Power Australia and the Australian Gas Turbine Conference.

  • 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 that have been providing risk services since 1987. We have significant practical experience within power generation, in particular the application of risk assessment and functional safety to power station applications (in accordance with AS 61508/AS 61511).

GPA can provide owner’s engineers and project engineers to support power generation projects. Our staff have become key members of client teams for numerous gas turbine and generator overhauls for power station upgrades.

GPA have successfully supported projects from initiation through to execution and closure. We have the knowledge and know how to provide holistic engineering services to gas, coal and dual fuel power stations, as well as renewable applications.