Award Winning Civil Construction

Kawerau Substation

North Island


Project Description

Connell Contractors has commenced an eight month project to carryout extensive civil works for Northpower comprising a number of facets.

Progress (November 2018)

T5 works:

  • Ex-transformer foundatrions removed.
  • Site excavation complete.
  • Undercut complete.
  • Subgrade improvements complete.
  • Cable conduits/ducts set in place.
  • Site concrete laid.
  • Peri panels installed.
  • Structural steel underway.
  • Building hold-down bolts beam.

Oil containment works:

  • Excavation of pit complete.
  • Undercut complete.
  • Pumping well installed into place.
  • Access handrail installed.
  • Continuing with subgrade improvements for tanks.

Technical Overview

This project comprises demolition of existing spare transformer pads and drainage tanks, installing oil containment system including tanks and pipes, construction of two transformer pads (including pre-cast firewalls), installation of pre-cast cable troughs, cable trenching, associated foundation pads and security fencing.

Contract Value:
Year: 2018/19
Location: Kawerau

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