Completion Date: 28/08/2013

Project Location: Collinsville, Qld

This project was to construct a new 132 kV Substation.  The Principal Contractor was Downer Group and the client was Powerlink Queensland.

The major works consisted of:

  • Two bunded plinth foundations suitable to accommodate 132kV Transformers
  • An 8.8 meter high core filled block blast wall between the two Transformers
  • 17 individual Strain Tower foundations which involved 6 meter deep, 1500 diameter bored piers
  • 300 other bored pier foundations
  • 170 meters of cable trench
  • Installation of an Oil Separation System including a 26 meter long concrete tank
  • Installation of 14 x 20 meter long Concrete Earthwire Poles

Other works to complete the project included installation of security fencing, electrical conduits, drainage, earthing and foundations for prefabricated buildings.