The installation of the Hunter Power Project’s rotor for Gas Turbine One has been successful.
The approximately 100-tonne critical component with 1,522 blades has been imported straight from Japan. Installation of the rotor required precision as the clearance between the blades and the rotor’s casing is crucial to the turbine’s function and efficiency. The equipment has now been sheltered temporarily to protect it from the elements.
Once in operation, the rotor will spin at 3,000 RPM – 50 times per second – faster than the human eye can discern.