Stanwell Power Station's new site manager James Oliver will be responsible for around $220 million of works at the power station over the next four years. Photo supplied.
Stanwell Power Station's new site manager James Oliver will be responsible for around $220 million of works at the power station over the next four years. Photo supplied. Supplied

New Stanwell site manager to oversee $220m worth of upgrades

WITH more than $220 million worth of upgrades scheduled for Stanwell Power Station over the next four years, a new site manager has been announced to oversee the projects.

 

James Oliver, who began his career at Stanwell in 2003, is a mechanical engineer with a Master of Business Administration.

 

He said his priority will be to deliver these new projects, included a multi-million dollar overhaul of the Unit 2 generator from June to September.

 

"SPS still provides a global benchmark for automation and this work program will ensure it continues to be a highly efficient generator of power," he said.

 

"There is an outstanding team of highly skilled people at the power station and I am very privileged to be supported by them, it is great to work with them."

 

Stanwell, based 22km west of Rockhampton, is Australia's most efficient conventional coal-fired power station.  

 

It holds a world record of 1088 days for the continuous running of a generation unit, which attests to the world-class engineering, operations and maintenance at SPS.

 

This record, set in July last year, is expected to be listed in the Book of Guinness World Records in the near future. 

 

Mr Oliver has previously held a number of senior positions at Stanwell, including the Production and Engineering Manager positions and has previously acted as the Site Manager on a number of occasions.

 

Stanwell has a workforce of 150 people, and the upcoming work there will provide multi-million dollar economic spinoffs for the local community in things such as accommodation for contractors, catering and transport.

 

Mr Oliver said the safety and wellbeing of people at Stanwell Power Station would continue to be a top priority. This includes ensuring that people are fit to work each day and are making the choice to attend work free from the effects of alcohol and drugs.

 

"Stanwell Corporation has a Zero Harm Today Safety policy. It believes all workplace injuries can be prevented," Mr Oliver said.

 

"We want to ensure that all Stanwell Power Station employees return safely to their loved ones at the end of each working day." 



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