IPR-GDF SUEZ Hazelwood (formerly International Power Hazelwood) is part of the global energy giant IPR-GDF SUEZ.Located in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley, 150 km east of Melbourne, IPR-GDF SUEZ Hazelwood comprises a 1740MW power station and an adjacent brown-coal lignite mine over an area of 3554 hectares.The brown-coal fired power station produces around 10 TWh annually and is supplied with up to 18 million tonnes of coal each year from the Hazelwood mine.
 
Completed in 1971, the business directly employs 540 staff and averages 300 alliance contractors with hundreds more employed during major maintenance outages.
 
Hazelwood supplies up to 25% of Victoria’s energy requirements and 5.4% of Australia’s energy demand.
 
International Power, Hazelwood’s original owner, entered the Australian energy industry in 1996 when it purchased Hazelwood for $2.35 billion.  It has since merged with energy giant GDF SUEZ (February 2011) to become the world’s largest independent power generator.
 
Since 1996, over $1 billion has been invested in operational and environmental initiatives at Hazelwood which has resulted in significant efficiency and reliability improvements along with improved environmental performance.  This includes a more than 10% decrease in Hazelwood’s CO2 intensity since 1996.
 
Australia’s biggest Carbon Capture and Storage pilot plant has been built at Hazelwood to test the capture and storage CO2 in a form available for future commercial applications.
 
To contact IPR–GDF SUEZ Hazelwood, please email your query to: corporateaffairs@ipplc.com.au

Hazelwood Power Station