Palmerston North’s population is expected to grow by 15,000 over the next 25 years. In preparation for this growth, the city is investing in a number of significant infrastructure projects, including an upgrade to the power supply.
We’re working with electricity provider PowerCo to deliver a new 33kV substation in central Palmerston North, which will help secure the city’s power supply for the future. The substation, which is located on the corner of Linton and Ferguson Roads, will house new transformers and associated switchgear information.read more
The new substation is being constructed from insitu concrete and block walls. A removable roof will provide access to transformers for maintenance and upgrades.
The project, Maycroft’s first with PowerCo, is providing plenty of challenges to keep our team thinking. Located in the centre of the city, and with a number of deep excavations (up to two metres), vigilant planning is essential to keep our team and the public safe.
We’re working closely with PowerCo throughout the build to ensure that the finished substation will meet their service needs. During the tender phase, we were able to reduce costs for PowerCo by recommending alternative products.