Our Zinfra Network Initiated Capital (NIC) Projects Team was engaged to undertake significant works on Stage 5 for the East Preston Zone Substation in Melbourne. This involves decommissioning a number of 6.6kV assets along the major arterial road (Bell Street) in Preston and surrounding areas, and is an integral part of the project which sets up future works for the East Preston Zone Substation area.
Decommissioning ageing power assets can present major safety risks to power sector employees and the general public if not well planned and executed. Such projects require an experienced team that can work according to procedure, while also carefully managing the interests of multiple stakeholders, and this is where our team was trusted to deliver complex work successfully.
A focus on safety, transparency, honesty, teamwork and effective community engagement has played an enormous part in ensuring the safe decommissioning and upgrading of the ageing substation assets, with the work being fundamental in achieving network stability and customer access to energy.
The final section of the Stage 5 of the conversion project is expected to be completed in May 2023. Stage 6 works are scheduled to commence at EPN in September 2023.
Read more about the project here