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Snapper Point

Is a 154 MW Gas Turbine Peaking Power Plant project originally developed and constructed by Nexif Energy and acquired by Ratch Group in 2022.

The project is located at outer harbour on the Lefevre Peninsula about 22 km north-west of Adelaide, South Australia.

In August 2019, Nexif Energy entered into a long-term agreement with the Government of South Australia to lease and operate Five (5) GE TM-2500 mobile aero-derivative gas turbines (Each With 30.8 MW Of Net Output). The turbines were relocated from their earlier location at the former Holden factory in Elizabeth, South Australia to the New Snapper Point Power Plant site. Construction commenced in Q4 2020 once all permits were obtained and the Power Plant commenced operations on 10 Jun 2022. Noise Management Plan and Community Engagement Plan for the project have been made available to the public. Environment Improvement Programme also has been approved.

Power from the project sells directly to the electricity market and to support the provisions of electricity off-take contracts from Ratch Group’s existing 212 MW Lincoln Gap Wind Farm near Port Augusta and its future 278 MW expansion.

The project is managed by Nexif Ratch Energy on behalf of Ratch Group under a Management Agreement.