Sustainability is not meant to be a concept used to make businesses look cleaner. It needs to be put into practice. Nowadays renewables are already an important part of the energy mix, and Panalpina is putting significant resources into the sector.
Panalpina’s Energy and Project Solutions is spearheading these efforts and recently secured three key contracts to manage a total of six projects in Australia – five solar farms and a biomass power plant. The projects by three of the most important players in the industry will transform the renewable energy sector in the country.
In the spotlight today is thyssenkrupp. As a diversified industrial group, thyssenkrupp aims to supply innovative products, technologies and services worldwide that contribute to the sustainable success of their customers.
The sun doesn’t always shine and the wind doesn’t always blow
Not everything in renewables is solar or wind power. Other innovative clean energy sources and storage technologies are being developed. This is where cross-energy management comes in: matching consumer demand to producer workflows and the supply of renewable energies. thyssenkrupp is pioneering this field and, as part of the Green Energy Bio Fuel Project in Australia, the German multinational has awarded key logistics services to Panalpina. The scope of work involves logistics for the Tableland Green Energy Power Plant in North Queensland, with regular ocean freight as well as break-bulk charter shipments to the site from India, China and around Australia.
The biomass-fired power plant is a major development for the Tableland region. Once operations begin, the plant’s high pressure boiler will produce 130 t/hour of steam to power a turbine generator and produce 24 MW of electricity – enough to power every house in the region.
Full steam ahead - Construction of MSF Sugar’s Tableland Green Energy Power Plant project is on track for a mid-2018 completion. (Picture from MSF Sugar)
Oversize equipment for the construction of the AUS $75 million Tableland Green Energy Power Plant.