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Citi Power/Powercor

Skills: Remedial and Civil

Key Purpose: Upgrade of Balaclava substation to cope with future demand.

Time Frame: 22 weeks

Balaclava substation was upgraded to add capacity to the electricity distribution network in Melbourne’s southern suburbs due to increased demand. The main constraints of the project were working on a site with live 66kV and 22kV overhead power lines whilst complying with a myriad OHS standards as well as environmental and technical regulations.

The project involved:

• Dewatering of site & temporary drainage
• Excavation and pouring of slabs, concrete and yard lighting footings
• Trenching and laying of electrical conduits
• Installation of drainage pits and laying of drainage pipes
• Construction of transformer bund walls and slabs for existing and new transformers
• Erection of precast panels
• Installation of submersible pump and settlement tank to monitor underground water
• Reinstatement of footpath