SA Mines and Energy Journal : Dec09-Jan10
7 DECEMBER 2009/JANUARY 2010 SA MINES & ENERGY JOURNAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENTS Sparke Helmore The first choice in mining & resources law Industry specialists in: adelaide | brisbane | canberra | melbourne | newcastle | perth | sydney | upper hunter Over 100 years experience servicing the resources and energy sector - yet another good reason to choose Sparke Helmore Lawyers » Safety and workplace relations » Mining including planning approvals » Environmental, Planning and Water law » Commercial law and contracting » Mergers, acquisitions and divestments » Insurance and compensation Rexco People provides competitive and flexible workforce solutions to the Mining & Energy, Oil & Gas and Infrastructure Sectors throughout Australia delivered by experienced professionals, working in partnership with our valued employees and clients. Need Staff? Get the Rexco People Advantage Head Office 11 Dudley Road Marryatville SA P (08) 8332 7210 Whyalla Shop 3, 17 Forsyth Street Whyalla SA P (08) 8645 5282 Port Augusta 500 Stirling Road Port Augusta SA P (08) 8641 3973 Brisbane 240 Ipswich Road Buranda QLD P (07) 3391 1880 Proudly South Australian Since 1970 www.rexco.com.au From managing all aspects of the recruitment and selection process to coordinating all pre-site logistical requirements of staff and equipment in compliance with site specifications. Rexco People are Australian leaders in workforce solutions and are currently servicing all metro and remote regions of Australia. Our cycle of service delivery is our advantage. ALGO/RE20A $800m power boost It will be years before an $800 million proposed expansion of the Torrens Island power station could boost electricity generation in South Australia, according to an AGL spokesman. Premier Mike Rann and AGL CEO Michael Fraser unveiled in November a "long-term" proposal to boost the Torrens Island power station's generating capacity by about 700mW. The power station is currently capable of delivering about 1280mW. However, an AGL spokesman said it would be "years" before the proposed expansion began delivering additional power to the state. At the earliest, construction could not begin for at least two years after a development application had been lodged and approved. Mr Fraser said the company hoped to formally lodge an expansion application next January, with construction to proceed in a further two years if approved. He said AGL, which would fund the proposed expansion without Government assistance, was considering the installation of either two larger or four smaller new generation gas turbines and the construction of a major new gas storage facility. "This expansion not only provides the state with greater energy security but will also provide many hundreds of jobs for South Australians during the construction phase,'' he said. Energy Minister Patrick Conlon said the gas -- piped in from Moomba or Victoria's Otway Basin -- could be used to power the generating turbines or be injected into the South Australian gas market distribution pipelines.