CS Energy can confirm that there were no injuries as a result of the incident at Callide Power Station earlier today.
The power station was fully evacuated following a fire in the turbine hall at approximately 1.45pm that forced three of the power station’s four generating units offline (the fourth unit was already offline for maintenance).
CS Energy CEO Andrew Bills said CS Energy’s first priority is to make sure workers and the site are safe.
“We are continuing to work with emergency services to ascertain when it is safe to access the power station site,” Mr Bills said.
“I’m travelling to Central Queensland this evening and will be in Biloela tomorrow. I’ll be talking to the Callide team to see how they’re going and see firsthand how we are responding to the incident.”
CS Energy is providing counselling to employees who feel affected by the incident today.
Investigation preparations are underway and will commence when the site is safe to access and CS Energy will provide further updates as they become available. We have also notified relevant regulators.
Callide Power Station is comprised of two power plants, Callide B and C, each with two generating units, and has a permanent workforce of 260 employees. CS Energy owns 100 per cent of Callide B and owns Callide C in a 50/50 joint venture with InterGen.