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Naseby
Substation Upgrade

Client

Electrix/Transpower


Start Date

June 15th 2019


Location

Fennessy Road, Naseby


Value

$1,200,000


Project

Electrical Infrastructure


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Electrical Infrastructure - Naseby Substation Upgrade 1
Pic 1. Naseby 3m Deep Oil Containment Tank Excavation.
Electrical Infrastructure - Naseby Substation Upgrade 2
Pic 2. Naseby 220kV Tranformer Foundation Reinforcing.
Electrical Infrastructure - Naseby Substation Upgrade 3
Pic 3. Naseby 220kV Tranformer Placement.
Electrical Infrastructure - Naseby Substation Upgrade 4
Pic 4. Naseby 220kV Completed and Live Tranformer.
Electrical Infrastructure - Naseby Substation Upgrade 5
Pic 5. Naseby Completed Yard.
Electrical Infrastructure - Naseby Substation Upgrade 6
Pic 6. Naseby Completed Yard Extension.

Electrix were engaged by Transpower for this job. Electrix subcontracted the civil works to Martin Civil Construction due to the team’s expertise working within the electrical environment. The upgrade included: a 660m2 yard extensions with 80m of new substation fence, the construction of 2 new transformer foundations and associated auxiliary foundations incl ducting, demolition of two existing transformer foundations, constructions ad installation of 13 pre-cast foundation and installation of 2 x 18,000L oil containment tanks and associated drainage.

 

Martin Civil Construction undertook

    • Prefabricated pad installation to upgrade existing bus system
    • Demolition of existing transformer foundations
    • Excavation of trenches for foundation pads
    • Oil containment system outside of yard involving excavation, shields, and installation of tanks
    • Installation of new fencing security system
    • Spreading of switchyard chip

 

Key challenges

    • Groundwater during the construction of gantry tower foundations and installation of oil containment tanks – involved dewatering pump and ongoing monitoring throughout.
    • Live equipment when undertaking work –overhead services combined with unknown ground services – When required, MCC had MAR’s in place to complete some of the close approach work. Even with a GPR and electrical service locations, due to the nature of working in switchyards, excavator spotters were there to ensure no known or unknown cables or earth leads were struck.
    • Weather in Naseby – team worked through the snow and wet weather in order to stick to project timeline for client.
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