The North Auckland and Northland (NAaN) project reached a major milestone last week when the new 220 kV cable circuit between Albany and Wairau Road substations passed its High Voltage AC test (HVAC).
From 15 April 2013 to 26 April 2013, Transpower will be undertaking maintenance work on the Bunnythorpe to Wilton ‘A’ line and the Central Park to Wilton ‘B’ line.
The recent arrival of the Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) signified a key milestone on the project.
We have entered the final stages of our underground cabling programme on the North Shore with construction to be completed by June 2013 and commissioning on target for September 2013.
It's been a busy start to the year on all fronts for Transpower's grid upgrade project to reinforce electricity supply into Auckland and Northland.
Rt Hon Prime Minister John Key officially launched the North Island Grid Update Project at the Pakuranga Substation at the end of last year.
Whakamaru School students were treated to front row seats for a series of tower "lifts" as Transpower continued tower erection on the Wairakei to Whakamaru transmission line last week.
Work in and around the Whakamaru substation is continuing and for safety reasons we will be temporarily be diverting the trail.
As part of the construction activities for the new line, we will be constructing foundations for two towers at the Whakamaru substation.
Summary of summer work and traffic disruption