The rebuild of a critical Central Queensland electricity substation will boost the region, with more than 100 jobs supported as part of the rebuild. Work has begun on rebuilding Bouldercombe Substation, which supplies electricity to Rockhampton and the wider Central Queensland region. The four-year project will support 112 jobs and involve the replacement of all primary equipment such as circuit […]
A project to improve the safety and performance of an Adelaide city substation housed inside a heritage building has successfully concluded after two years of extensive planning and site works. Built in 1924, the building – originally owned by the Adelaide Electric Supply Company as a converter station – is home to the 33kV East Terrace Substation, servicing Adelaide’s CBD. […]
CitiPower is nearing completion of one of the most complex electrical engineering projects the Melbourne CBD has ever seen, upgrading the city’s electricity network as part of a major $250 million project that includes rebuilding the Waratah Place Zone Substation. First conceived in March 2008, the Melbourne CBD Security of Supply project was established as a result of an amendment […]
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government is securing the region’s future electricity supply with a new substation in Canberra’s north-west. The project, developed by the ACT Government and TransGrid, will be delivered by Zinfra. The innovative design of the facility takes into account its proximity to nearby community sites and protected natural areas. Zinfra has drawn on its client and stakeholder […]
A $9.4 million substation upgrade at Palmwoods will secure power supply for the growing Sunshine Coast and support 23 jobs. Energy Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said publicly-owned Powerlink was replacing the substation’s aging secondary systems equipment to ensure a continued reliable electricity supply to the Sunshine Coast region. “The Sunshine Coast has a number of major projects in the pipeline […]
Power and Water has begun construction on new upgrades to the Sadadeen Substation, securing reliability for the Alice Springs community. Due to aged infrastructure and increased maintenance costs, Power and Water is upgrading the Sadadeen Substation to increase reliability and security of the Alice Springs power network. This $11.85 million project will replace the existing building and install new 11kV […]
The first of two 45-tonne electrical transformers has landed in Queensland and is set to be installed at the Ingham South Substation, further securing the area’s power supply. Energy Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said the transformer was the first of two in a $6 million project to update the Ingham South Substation. “The transformers at Ingham South are more than […]
An explosion at the gas-fired Mortlake Power Station in Victoria has caused significant damage to a generator, taking it out of operation. The explosion was caused by an electrical fault and damaged one of its two generating units at around 6am on Monday 8 July. No one was injured in the blast. Origin Energy, the operators of the plant, confirmed […]
CitiPower is in the final stages of rolling out a $250 million upgrade to Melbourne CBD’s electricity infrastructure. Victorian Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, Lily D’Ambrosio, joined CitiPower Chief Executive Officer, Tim Rourke, for the first official project tour on 2 July 2019. The Melbourne CBD Security of Supply project was conceived to ensure that if unexpected events, […]
Three Gold Coast substations are set to share in $45 million worth of upgrades as part of a multi-million dollar project by the Queensland Government, with planning for another $8.5 million project currently underway. Nearly 13,000 homes and businesses in Surfers Paradise will benefit from the funding originally set out in the Queensland Government’s 2019-20 budget. The project, which is […]
Mackay’s CBD is getting a major power boost with a $28 million government funded substation upgrade that will improve performance and cater for future growth. Member for Mackay, Julieanne Gilbert, said the upgrade will provide power and performance for the Mackay CBD well into the future. “After serving the community well for more than 50 years, the zone substation in […]
A new 375MVA transformer has been commissioned by Powerlink Queensland in a bid to further secure electricity supply for Brisbane’s CBD and south east. Powerlink Chief Executive, Merryn York, said the transformer, located at its Belmont substation, was an important link in Powerlink’s transmission network. “The new transformer ensures the ongoing reliability of electricity supply for Brisbane’s CBD, south-eastern suburbs […]
Powerlink has recently completed a $3.4 million replacement of steel bolts and insulators in Central Queensland after inspections identified some corrosion had occurred. The replacements were conducted across a 290km stretch of transmission line between Broadsound, Nebo and Bouldercombe substations. Powerlink Chief Executive, Merryn York, said regular inspections along this key stretch of network in Central Queensland ensured the safe, […]
A $13 million substation upgrade in Central Queensland will secure supply from Rockhampton to Cairns. Energy Minister, Anthony Lynham, said the upgrade to Broadsound Substation near Marlborough would help deliver a reliable supply of electricity to Queenslanders from Rocky, west to Emerald and north to Cairns. “The Broadsound Substation, located west of Marlborough, was built in 1984 and is critical […]
AGL is undertaking a maintenance program which will maintain safety and reliability at the Torrens Island Power Station. AGL General Manager Gas and Renewables Operations, Colin Mills, said an overhaul of the 200MW B3 generating unit at Torrens Island was scheduled to commence in March 2019, after the summer peak demand period. He said AGL had invested about $32 million […]
Powerlink is undertaking a targeted program of substation upgrades across Queensland as a cost-effective solution to safeguard network reliability and delay, or avoid, the need to build new infrastructure. Projects in the Dysart, Gold Coast and Moranbah regions have now reached important milestones. After serving the community since 1974, an upgrade of the Dysart Substation in Central Queensland has commenced. […]
EnergyAustralia has begun works to refurbish the generating plan at Yallourn. The current work will include replacing large sections of high-pressure steam pipes to ensure the station can continue to generate reliably and safely until the planned end of its life in 2032. A total 210m of boiler pipes, weighing 76 tonnes, will be replaced. The task involves 119 complex […]
The Mt Emerald Wind Farm in Far North Queensland has energised its new 275kV Walkamin Substation and switchyard and is already transporting power into Powerlink’s transmission network. “This new substation is the critical link to transport power generated at Mount Emerald,” Queensland Energy Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said. “When testing and commissioning works are fully completed, the facility is expected […]
A $25 million upgrade on the Mudgeeraba Substation at Varsity Lakes has been completed by Powerlink Queensland. “Mudgeeraba Substation and Molendinar together are the two main power supply hubs for the Gold Coast,“ Queensland Energy Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said. “The upgrade supported up to 50 local jobs and has extended the life of the infrastructure in a safe, and […]
Contracts have been signed for Wannon Water’s $4.2 million wind generation project that will provide all the power for its sewage and water treatment facilities in Portland. The project is the latest step in Wannon Water’s pledge to reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent by the year 2025 and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. Once commissioned, the generator […]
A $13 million project to replace Powerlink’s Ashgrove West substation is underway to ensure a continued safe, reliable and cost-effective electricity supply into north Brisbane. Powerlink Chief Executive, Merryn York, said the substation had been in service for nearly 40 years and played a critical role in powering the CBD and north-western suburbs. “This investment demonstrates Powerlink’s continued focus on […]
As the largest wind farm in New South Wales, the 270MW Sapphire Wind Farm will provide enough clean energy to power around 115,000 homes. Connecting renewable projects to the grid is a complex yet crucial process that requires specialist network and electrical knowledge. Zinfra is one of the contractors that has helped bring this large-scale renewable energy project to life, […]
Ausgrid has commissioned the new Tighes Hill zone substation which will supply homes and businesses in Islington, Tighes Hill, and Maryville, Carrington and parts of Mayfield in Newcastle, NSW. It will also power major industrial customers in the Newcastle Port area including Port Waratah Coal Services which manages the Kooragang and Carrington coal terminals. Chief Operating OfficeR, Trevor Armstrong, said […]
Ausgrid’s newly commissioned Cessnock South zone substation in NSW is now supplying power to homes and businesses in Cessnock, Bellbird, Kitchener and Aberdare, as well as vineyards to the west of Cessnock. Work on the $14.5 million project began in 2016. Chief Operating Officer, Trevor Armstrong, said it is replacing the existing zone substation at 23 South Avenue in Cessnock. […]
Two new North Queensland solar farms will be connected to the electricity transmission network in March 2018, following the installation of two 70-tonne transformers at the Strathmore Substation near Collinsville. QLD Minister for Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham, said the transformers were the most significant pieces of equipment needed to complete the connection of the Whitsunday and Hamilton projects to the […]
The Queensland Government’s new $13 million, 23 tonne electrical substation at Fortitude Valley will soon be online, providing a major reliability to boost the South East rail network. The new substation, to be fully commissioned by the end of February 2018, will effectively split Queensland Rail’s inner-city power supply into two – isolating Roma Street and Central stations from Fortitude […]
The $24.5 million rebuild of the Moura Substation has been completed, ensuring reliable electricity supply to communities and industry in Central West Queensland. On-ground works started at the Moura Substation in 2015. Crews replaced primary plant including busbars, overhead conductors, circuit breakers and isolators, as well as secondary systems which assist in the operation and control of the substation in […]
Endeavour Energy has announced construction work on its South Marsden Park Zone Substation in NSW will start in January 2018. Endeavour Energy’s General Manager Network Development, Ty Christopher, said the company was investing $24.6 million to build the new zone substation at Hollinsworth Road within the Marsden Park Industrial Precinct. “This investment will underpin significant future growth in the area […]
Power transformer testing has just become a whole lot easier with the release of OMICRON’s Primary Test Manager TM software. The Primary Test Manager TM (PTM) software is optimised for initial screening, diagnostic testing and condition assessment of power transformers with the release of software version 4.00. All common chemical, electrical and dielectric tests on power transformers are now supported by one software. With proper testing […]
Up on the beautiful tropical coast of Queensland, Zinfra crews are ensuring holidaymakers and residents at the Whitsundays have continuous power supply – irrespective of what mother nature may have in mind. Delivering under a long-term services arrangement with Ergon Energy, Zinfra has almost completed an Emergency Works package on the outskirts of Airlie Beach in Queensland, known as the Ergon Energy Stoney […]
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