Undergrounding of 22kV HV Private Distribution Line
Future Power was engaged to carry out inspections on all overhead assets at the Midland Brick production facility and to provide recommendations for the maintenance and/or alternative options for the powerline. Inspections were carried out and it was found that all poles were showing signs of aging, fatigue and potential failure. This would have required replacement of all existing poles and reinstallation and restringing of the powerline. Future Power WA proposed an alternative which included pre-installation of the 22kV underground cable leading into a planned outage to remove the overhead network from service and to changeover to the underground 22kV supply system. This was to minimise future maintenance costs and potential future production downtime associated with the ongoing maintenance of the overhead network.
This provided Midland Brick with savings in future maintenance and replacement costs, as well as extending the life of power supply infrastructure for the manufacturing facility.
The works included:
- Supply and installation of 1.2 kilometres of 22kV HV underground Aluminium Cable.
- Supply, design and construction of new cable termination poles.
- Remediation works to existing transformer pole.
- Planning and co-ordination with key site representatives, sub-contractors and FPWA employees to execute the changeover from the overhead power line to the underground power network causing minimal impact to the local environment and to production at Boral Midland Brick.
Ongoing upgrades and maintenance of Midland Brick High Voltage powerline and infrastructure.
A comprehensive survey of the High Voltage system was carried out, and a series of recommendations and strategies implemented. These works have included Pole, HV Cable, and Transformer replacements during planned shutdown periods. We also provide emergency call out services for breakdowns 24 hours a day.