The Background.

Clough, in consortium with Wartsila, was awarded an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract to develop the POM Power Station near Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea. The POM Power Station is a nation building infrastructure project developed by NiuPower, a partnership between Oil Search Limited (ASX: OSH) and Kumul Petroleum Holdings.

The Client: NiuPower

NiuPower is a Papua New Guinean (PNG) company dedicated to the generation of domestic power using the country’s own natural gas to support the electrification and development of PNG.

Scope of Work.

The POM Power Station uses natural gas supplied by the PNG LNG project to feed six high efficiency reciprocating gas engines and generators. It has the capacity to produce 58MW base load power to the Port Moresby power grid through a new 66kv power line and substation network. This represents approximately 29 per cent of the installed capacity of the Port Moresby system, and since no diesel will be required, NiuPower anticipates that it will create annual savings of approximately 100 million Papua New Guinean kina (AUD$42 Million).The Power Station is the first ever utility-scale gas engine project in the country, and in addition to enhancing the reliability of the local electricity grid, it will reduce the need for importing diesel andsignificantly reduce the carbon footprint of Papua New Guinea’s energy generation.The contract was completed on time, and safely with no injuries or incidents to people or the environment, leaving a positive legacy to the local communities.

Project Details.


Papua New Guinea




July 2017 - March 2019