TransGrid has installed their first ever gas insulated switchgear (GIS) building as part of the rebuild of their 132 kV substation in Orange. The 180 tonne GIS building was constructed offsite and transported to the substation to be installed in the building, marking a first for the NSW high voltage network operator. The innovative approach taken by TransGrid to construct […]
Ergon Energy’s Woodgate substation (QLD) has been severely damaged by a direct lightning strike that damaged a transformer and affected power supply to customers. Network settings have been adjusted and additional generation units have been brought in to maintain supply to customers until the substation is repaired. The network was reconfigured after the lightning strike to supply customers from another […]
Winton Shire Council is seeking tenders for the design and construct of a commercial scale 310 kWe geothermal power plant in Winton (QLD). The works involve the design, construction, installation and commission of geothermal power plant and associated cooling works using the current town water bores. Submissions to tender close 17 November.
Roxtec and TasNetworks recently collaborated to solve an ongoing issue with silt and water seeping into TasNetworks’ Hadspen substation, in Tasmania’s north. Water ingress through the conduits and the moisture condensation was creating partial discharge on the 22kV switchgear in the substation. TasNetworks approached Roxtec Regional Manager Gary Lee, and through working together, Mr Lee was able to present a […]
Ausgrid crews have put the final touches on the new Metford zone substation in the New South Wales lower Hunter Valley. The 33/11kV substation has been fitted out with two transformers and space for a third, as the potential for growth in the immediate area is significant. Crews have installed two transformers and the electrical switchgear at the new Metford […]
Power and Water Corporation’s work on the Leanyer Zone Substation (NT) have been completed earlier than planned. The works connect the substation into the electricity network and the substation is expected to be fully operational in mid-2016. The connection of the new Leanyer Zone Substation began on 26 September and the works were successfully concluded before their projected finish date […]
Commissioning of the newly constructed Marian South zone Substation (QLD) will soon begin, and will power the Marian township and surrounding districts with an improved power supply. Customer Delivery Manager, Chester Brodie, said the newly constructed $16.6 million facility will improve quality and reliability of supply to 621 customers in the area and meet the present and future supply requirements of […]
Power and Water Corporation’s new Leanyer Zone Substation (NT) is currently being connected to the area’s distribution network prior to commissioning works starting. Works at Casuarina Zone Substation will allow for construction of the new 66kV indoor switchroom. These works will take place from 26 September through to 5 October and then 9 to 10 October 2015. A program of […]
Powerlink’s construction of the Yuleba North Substation in the North West Surat Basin (QLD) is now complete. QLD Treasurer, Curtis Pitt, said the Yuleba North Substation would act as the central point for more than 200kms of new high voltage transmission lines, supplying power to six gas processing facilities owned by Santos GLNG and Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG). “The completion […]
The Yuleba North Substation located in the North West Surat Basin has now been completed, boosting Queensland’s gas industry by $60 billion. Treasurer Curtis Pitt said the Yuleba North Substation will act as the central point for more than 200 kilometres of new high voltage transmission lines, supplying power to six gas processing facilities owned by Santos GLNG and Australia […]
ElectraNet has cancelled a proposed upgrade investment at its Baroota substation in Mid North SA. The cancellation was highlighted within a Project Assessment Draft Report (PADR) stating that the upgrade would not deliver a positive net benefit to customers. The initial upgrade at Baroota was planned to ensure compliance with an increase to the reliability standards set by the Essential […]
A multi-million dollar contract has been awarded to provide a substation upgrade solution for connecting the transmission grid to the new 150 megawatt (MW) combined cycle gas power station currently under construction in South Hedland (WA). The contract was awarded to power and automation technology group, ABB. The upgraded substation will enable TransAlta’s new South Hedland Power Station (SHPS) to […]
Ausgrid crews have installed two transformers and the electrical switchgear at the new Metford zone substation (NSW), which will help safely supply electricity to about 8,000 local homes and businesses. The substation has been designed to fit in with the surrounding neighbourhood while still achieving an economic and efficient solution to meet the requirements of the network. “The new Metford […]
Electricity transmission specialist ElectraNet has appointed Aurecon to provide consultancy services for its Unit Asset Replacement (UAR) Project to support reliable electricity service delivery to customers. Aurecon will provide detailed design services for the replacement of substation assets that have reached the end of their technical and economic life, including circuit breakers, relays and voltage transformers, at 21 sites across […]
Ergon Energy’s engineers have integrated solar power with an existing power station to provide a ground-breaking solution that delivers reliable and renewable power to the isolated township of Doomadgee in Queensland’s far north-west country. Until 2013, Doomadgee, which lies about 500km from the nearest major centre of Mt Isa, was wholly reliant on costly, carbon-emitting diesel generation for its electricity […]
Transport for NSW is seeking tenders for the design and construction of Lee Street Substation as part of the Power Supply Upgrade Program. The Lee Street Substation will be located on RailCorp property, built at Central Station yard adjacent to the existing STA Bus Depot and Gateway Building on Lee Street in the air space above the cutting of the […]
The NSW government is seeking tenders for level 1 and 2 electrical upgrade works across two sites, including HV regulator upgrades, HV line replacement, pole mounted substation upgrades, and MSB upgrades. Contractors will need to be level 1 and 2 authorised service providers to undertake this project. The tender is for a lump sum price to complete all required works […]
Western Power has completed a state-of-the-art $24.2 million electrical substation that will safely distribute power to Western Australia’s new children’s hospital and the redeveloped Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre (QEIIMC). State Energy Minister, Mike Nahan, said the Medical Centre Zone Substation had been designed to meet the current and future electricity supply needs of the medical precinct. “Western Power has […]
Regional electricity distributor Ergon Energy is currently engaged in two significant infrastructure projects aiming to improve reliability and underpin growth in Queensland’s Darling Downs. In Toowoomba’s CBD a $70million, three-storey substation designed to blend with a nearby shopping centre is taking shape. Further south in Warwick, constructing a new substation within the footprint of the existing one without interruption of […]
Many of TransGrid’s substation and transmission line assets were built in the 1950s and 1960s and are now approaching the end of their serviceable lives. As a result, a progressive replacement or refurbishment of these assets across New South Wales is currently underway, which will give them all a new lease of life. TransGrid recently proposed to increase expenditure on […]
Transport for NSW is seeking a suitable contractor for the design and construction of Lee Street Substation as part of the Power Supply Upgrade Program. The scope of work includes: Civil works including excavation, earthworks, roadwork and drainage; Building works comprising the construction of concrete footings and slabs, masonry walls, roofing, lighting, mechanical ventilation, hydraulic services and security fencing; Landscaping […]
Transport for NSW is seeking registrations of interest from organisations interested in undertaking the design and construction of Ingleburn, Minto, and Guildford Substations. The current proposed design methodology for the construction of Ingleburn, Minto, and Guildford substations is “Built Off Site Solution (BOSS)”, defined as a building consisting of multiple standardised, independent modules which are integrated on-site. TfNSW invites tenders […]
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