Vales Point

The scope of the Vales Point project was Tower Refurbishment on the Vales Point to Lake Munmorah 33kv Transmission Line for Transgrid.

This project involved the assessment of 11 Transmission Towers and then doing Bolt replacements, surface preparation and paint application to refurbish those towers.

Due to the nature of tower refurbishment there was a lot of consideration put into the protection of the surrounding environment from lingering spray from the blasting unit. We looked at the weather conditions multiple times daily, changed our blasting units to the Torbo brand and also worked with the most environmentally friendly products for the blasting and painting of towers making sure to use water based environmental controls.

Another challenge we needed to work through was having an external Nace Level 1 qualified person on site at all times to sign off on various stages of our process. This was challenging due to the availability of the external contractor but it was something we implemented with relative ease.

This project was an all-round success as during this project a strong relationship was built with Transgrid, the job was completed on time and under budget and with zero Quality and non-conformances.

Key project

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  • Transmission Line Refurbishment
  • Zero Quality and Non Conformance
  • Environmentally Sensitive Conditions
  • High Voltage Overhead