Powerlink (QLD) has received approvals for the Eurombah Substation and works are scheduled to begin this month.

The Eurombah Substation is a part of the broader Wandoan South to Eurombah Transmission Network Project, required to establish direct connections into the high voltage transmission network to supply power to APLNG’s gas processing facilities in the Wandoan region.

In the coming weeks, preconstruction activities including earthworks involved with building the substation platform will commence at the site and continue until about July this year.

Once the site is prepared, civil construction activities will start and continue for about three to four months. As a priority, a fence will be erected around the site to maintain a safe and secure work area. During this stage, foundations will be laid and a pre-fabricated modular substation building installed.

The site will then be prepared for the installation of substation switchgear and other assets. Following this, three to four months of testing and commissioning works are required to prepare the substation to be connected to the Powerlink network and ready for use by the third quarter of June 2015.

Measures to minimise impacts to the environment as outlined in the project’s Environmental Management Plan (EMP) will begin during the pre-construction phase and continue throughout the life of the substation.

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