Kogan Creek Power Station

Located in Queensland, this 750-megawatt power station has set new environmental benchmarks for coal-fired generation.


  • Queensland, Australia



  • Construction Management
  • Energy Management and Efficiency
  • Power Transmission and Distribution
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Project Value

  • AU$1.1 billion

Project Status

  • Completed 2007

To meet the growing demand for electricity in Queensland, CS Energy invested in new generation capacity in the western Darling Downs near Chinchilla. While constructing a new 750 mega-watt power station, they wanted to establish new benchmarks for a design with minimal environmental impacts. They engaged WSP as owner’s engineer for the project.


Performance and Value

Kogan Creek is a coal-fired, super-critical, once-through-boiler power station. Its design set new benchmarks for environmental performance and innovative design. It was delivered under an Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) contract.


Our owner’s engineer services included:

  • Contract administration
  • Design review
  • Factory inspection and testing
  • Site installation supervision
  • Witness of pre-commissioning
  • Commissioning
  • Site acceptance testing
  • Defects liability period management.


Key Achievements

The Kogan Creek Power Station can generate up to 750 megawatts of baseload electricity, which is enough to power almost one million Australian homes. It is the most efficient and largest coal-fired generating unit in Australia.


What’s more, the power station employs dry cooled condenser technology, which uses 90 per cent less water than a conventional wet cooled power station.