Chaffey Dam Power Pole Removal

Synergy was recently engaged by Essential Energy to decommission and remove a live electrical power pole which had been partially submerged as a result of recent dam upgrades at the Chaffey Dam located upstream of the city of Tamworth, in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.

The power pole was submerged at a depth in excess of 4 metres, requiring decommission and removal works to be conducted from a floating work platform. Synergy utilised two modular barges in conjunction with its 8 tonne excavator and a team of Australian Diver Accreditation Scheme (ADAS) certified divers to successfully complete the works.

Throughout the course of the works, Synergy were required to manage and contain potentially hazardous materials and prevent release to the environment from cooling/insulating oil contained within an electrical transformer that was suspected of containing toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB’s) and heavy metals. The project was completed on time on budget and in accordance to Synergy’s internal QHSE systems.

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Synergy provides a comprehensive range of contracting services specialising in civil construction, demolition and environmental contamination remediation.

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