UEA Electrical Wins Major 33kV Transmission Project

Posted 23 September 2014

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UEA Electrical has been awarded the second stage of a major portion of capital transmission works in Western Sydney. Whilst UEA Electrical had previously been awarded the first stage of 132kV works, an intensely competitive tender process was carried out to determine the successful tenderer for the second package of works.

The electrical network construction project will commence in September 2013, with completion expected in June 2014. The project will comprise a significant scope that will demonstrate UEA Electrical’s superior capability within the transmission mains and substation construction sector.

There are significant challenges to be faced throughout the construction of this project, the most significant of which will comprise the installation of many kilometres of 33kV cable within an underground cable culvert. In addition to the physically challenging nature of the works, this project will require significant programming expertise from UEA Electrical Project Manager, Alan Harding.

“This project revolves heavily around switching availability and load levels on the existing 33kV network in the area, throughout the summer peak period. Planning will be critical and we will have to ensure that all of our resources are aware of the works program while ensuring that we complete as much of the works pre-outage as possible, in order to deliver within the restricted outage times” Harding stated.

UEA Electrical looks forward to delivering the following scope of works within the clients ambitious schedule:

  • Installation of over 16kms of 33kV 630sqmm XLPE cable
  • Termination of over eighty 33kV Pfisterer GIS sealing ends
  • Termination of twelve 33kV UGOH terminations/outdoor sealing ends
  • Installation of twelve 21 metre concrete poles and associated 33kV linework
  • Installation and splicing of over 6000 meters of fibre optic cable

Click here to learn more about our electrical network construction capabilities or email electrical@uea.com.au.