Customer

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business, connecting over 1.4m Australians since 2000. With over 15,000 kms of natural gas pipelines, APA sources supply and markets across mainland Australia, strengthening communities through responsible energy. They are known as the largest Australia-wide interconnected gas Transmission network.

Objective

APA were seeking an experienced delivery partner to grid-connect Thomson, their third gas-fired power station. Adjoining the existing Diamantina and Leichhardt power stations, Thomson would add 18-megawatts, expanding APA’s generation capacity through the Gulf Country region to 320-megawatts.

Solution

Yurika were tasked to design, supply, construct, test pre-commissioning works and commission a 58MVA substation and 132kV transmission line with connection to the existing 132kV network.

Outcomes

The key to a successful solution during this global pandemic year was:

  • to schedule coordination across multiple stakeholders, aligning with APA’s critical operational requirements
  • the provision of HV engineering expertise across site
  • a remote, regional resourcing strategy
  • a local supplier engagement strategy.
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Timeline
Feb — Nov 2020
$ Value approx
$4m
Service
High Voltage Grid Connection
Location
Mount Isa, QLD
2
disconnectors
1
132kV circuit breaker
1
132kV/11kV transformer 58MVA
Design & Construct 132kV line
Meet the team
Derek Haas
Rick Hill

Customer

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business, connecting over 1.4m Australians since 2000. With over 15,000 kms of natural gas pipelines, APA sources supply and markets across mainland Australia, strengthening communities through responsible energy. They are known as the largest Australia-wide interconnected gas Transmission network.

Objective

APA were seeking an experienced delivery partner to grid-connect Thomson, their third gas-fired power station. Adjoining the existing Diamantina and Leichhardt power stations, Thomson would add 18-megawatts, expanding APA’s generation capacity through the Gulf Country region to 320-megawatts.

Solution

Yurika were tasked to design, supply, construct, test pre-commissioning works and commission a 58MVA substation and 132kV transmission line with connection to the existing 132kV network.

Outcomes

The key to a successful solution during this global pandemic year was:

  • to schedule coordination across multiple stakeholders, aligning with APA’s critical operational requirements
  • the provision of HV engineering expertise across site
  • a remote, regional resourcing strategy
  • a local supplier engagement strategy.
Interested in these services?

Related reading

Energy & Infrastructure
EHV, HV & MV infrastructure
Transmission & Distribution