Our IWS team wasted no time in assisting the Essential Energy crew and external contractor support teams. The first item on the agenda: using NDD to remove an existing power pole.
Cleanaway’s Industrial and Waste Services (IWS) team recently coordinated with client Essential Energy to provide non-destructive digging (NDD) services for a power supply upgrade project in Albury, NSW.
With a broad scope of work to fulfill and tight deadline to meet, our IWS team wasted no time in assisting the Essential Energy crew and external contractor support teams. The first item on the agenda: using NDD to remove an existing power pole – which was part of conductor upgrades – and installing a new pole.
Pictured: Cleanaway’s IWS team at the Essential Energy power supply upgrade project site in Albury, NSW
To complete the task, our IWS team had to demonstrate its local capacity by sourcing various equipment including three combo units. The team was also tasked with using NDD to locate and expose underground assets such as electrical cables, underground pipes and conduits – things that could potentially derail the entire project.
Other NDD applications include:
- Potholing of gas, water, sewer and telecommunication lines
- Excavating around gas, water, sewer and telecommunication lines
- Straightening of power poles
- Coring to obtain soil samples
The team was successful in providing on-time delivery of service to Essential Energy, while prioritising the health of project supervisors and operators with no breaches or incidents reported. The safety of the environment was safeguarded as well, with the drill mud from the project being disposed at an EPA-licensed facility.
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