UEA Electrical has successfully completed a large Ausgrid asset relocation project for the Hunter 8 Alliance as part of the Maitland to Whittingham Third Track project. The Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) project was announced in 2008 as part of the Federal Government’s Nation Building package and also forms part of the Hunter Valley Capacity Improvement Strategy.
The proposed route for the new track had a number of assets belonging to a NSW power authority which encroached on the rail corridor and required relocating in order to facilitate the construction and operation of the new track. UEA Electrical relocated and upgraded the overhead assets across a number of sites which included three different locations at Belford and one at Lochinvar.
The works incorporated a number of High Voltage (HV) and Low Voltage (LV) outages associated with the overhead asset relocations which had to be programmed to coincide with outages already scheduled on the existing track, to minimise impact on the operation of the existing corridor.
The overhead asset relocation project presented a number of logistical challenges due to the geographical location of the sites and the lack of access tracks to the sites. Its successful completion illustrates UEA’s ability to deliver challenging projects while maintaining a high level of safety which typical of these types of projects.
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