The $35 million maintenance works currently under way at Tarong Power Station will provide a boost to the South Burnett economy, Energy Minister Dr Anthony Lynham told State Parliament on Thursday.
He said local contractors, including Kingaroy Hydraulics and G3 Engineering, would provide skilled labour and perform parts of the work.
As well, 50 local people would be hired by Stanwell’s contractors for the duration of the shutdown.
South Burnett businesses were also providing catering, transport and accommodation for Stanwell employees and contractors during the overhaul.
“The work at Tarong will ensure the power station is well positioned to continue to provide secure and reliable electricity for Queensland heading into the summer months,” Mr Lynham said.
“The project includes extensive turbine and generator overhauls, boiler and air heater inspections and repairs, as well as major electrical switchboard maintenance and motor overhauls.”