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Old coal plant parts, going cheap, in Hazelwood fire sale

Engie to auction off old coal plant parts in series of online auctions starting in September. Get your bidding fingers ready.


Fancy an old coal container? Some used boiler maker machinery? The detritus from former Victorian coal power plant, Hazelwood, is being auctioned off, less than four months after the Latrobe Valley facility was shuttered by its French owner, Engie.

Hazelwood Coal Plant. Source: Wikimedia Commons

In a series of online auctions conducted by US-based agent Liquidity Services, Engie will seek to sell surplus coal plant assets, including include shipping containers, tools, test and measurement apparatuses, electric motors, pumps, metals stock and “much more”.

The assets will be posted on the GoIndustry Dovebid marketplace, with the first “unreserved” auction slated for Tuesday September 05, with all bids starting at $A25.00.

“The auctions will provide local, national and international buyers an opportunity to start up small businesses or possibly upgrade and diversify their current business,” said Jeff Morter, managing director for Liquidity Services Australia.

”With nearly three million buyers in almost 200 countries and territories, Liquidity Services has seen the impact of similar closures, and how surplus assets can empower small to mid-size companies.”

Further auctions and more information on the September unreserved auction can be found on Engie’s Australian website, under the Hazelwood Closure page – Hazelwood Upcoming Sales.

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  1. Joe 3 years ago

    Instead of tearing it down piece by piece why not look to The Ruhr Valley, Germany in turning old coal plants into something more useful post the coal era..

    • Ken Dyer 3 years ago

      Such as…………

    • Alastair Leith 3 years ago

      Theme parks, “When dinosaurs roamed the world…”?

  2. phred01 3 years ago

    Expect Josh,Barneby,Mal Turncoat and the captain will be right there picking up bargains for clean coal

  3. Brunel 3 years ago

    What about the new employee induction videos?

    Put them on YouTube. Some are funny.

  4. Ian 3 years ago

    I hope they turn the old building into an interesting block of apartments

  5. Just_Chris 3 years ago

    It’s a real shame we are so combative in the energy space in Australia. If we just had energy guys instead of renewables and coal guys we could have perhaps done something really interesting rather than breaking everything up for scrap. At the end of the day Hazelwood just needs a different source of steam, the boilers were all cracked and broken so there’s no point in burning something to make the steam. Perhaps we could have converted it to a solar thermal power station. I know it is probably in the wrong place but surely you could just have used more mirrors for all the money you would have saved on grid connections and steam turbines.

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