New Plymouth Power Station construction, unit 1 turbine

Production date
11 Feb 1974
Description
View of the unit 1 turbine, New Plymouth Power Station construction site, Port Taranaki, New Plymouth. A man wearing a hard hat is pictured crouching next to equipment in the foreground. He is holding a ruler. Equipment pictured from left: view of the generator end, main exciter, pilot exciter and main oil pump. The air ejectors are pictured behind the exciters. The first unit of the New Plymouth Power Station was commissioned in February 1974. The power station used natural gas and heavy fuel oil as its primary fuel. Plant operation decreased from 1999 and the station was decommissioned by Contact Energy in 2008.
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Production role
Photographer
Production date
11 Feb 1974
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Accession number
PHO2010-0717
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