Western Power Corporation
Perth, Australia

Western Power Station Maintenance

Western Power Corporation was created when the former State Energy Corporation of Western Australia was split into separate electricity and gas utilities. Muja Power Station, on the Collie coal field, had eight units with a total capacity of 1,040 megawatts, all coal-fired. Kwinana Power Station, near Perth, had six units with a total capacity of 880 megawatts.

Fluor entered into an alliance with Western Power Corporation to improve Western Power's business by minimizing downtime and eliminating rework.

Fluor drew on a base of 3,000 skilled workers to provide rapid resource access. Quick response time and rigorous subcontractor management brought significant savings. Improved shutdown planning and execution decreased plant downtime and further cost savings were generated through alliance principles with original equipment manufacturers.

Safety was a prime focus. At one stage, Kwinana achieved more than 500,000 work hours without a lost-time injury.