Arcadis to deliver feasibility study into SA gas plant

Global design and consultancy firm Arcadis has announced it will deliver a bankable feasibility study into a new LNG-to-power project in South Australia.

Venice Energy is planning to build a 300-500MW gas-fired power project to generate additional capacity to the South Australian market.

Arcadis Australia Pacific project management, infrastructure and industrials business leader John Nicholson said it’s important to create sustainable and resilient power sources to meet the state’s growing needs.

“We are confident our feasibility study will show that once developed, this power station will go a long way to improve the quality of life for South Australians and support the state’s power demands,” Mr Nicholson said.

The concept is to create a gas-fired power station, LNG receiving/storing and re-gasification infrastructure, LNG and/or Floating Storage Re-Gasification Unit (FSRU) berthing infrastructure, natural gas supply and export pipeline, as well as grid connection infrastructure.

The power station is envisaged to operate as a mid-merit plant. The fuel source will be LNG delivered via a carrier to a FSRU.

LNG re-gasification will also take place on-board the FSRU.