Electrix New Zealand has recently been awarded a new contract by Mercury for the design, procurement and construction of a new 12 km, 220 kV transmission line to connect the Turitea Wind Farm in the Manuwatu - Wanganui region, to an existing substation at Linton.
The line route will cross over the hilly Tararua ranges which will require multiple turn-off points and, as a result, will include a number of support towers that will function as strain structures. The project will be executed over an eighteen-month period, from 2019 through to 2020. Electrix New Zealand’s Managing Director, Robert Ferris, mentions, “Electrix NZ is proud to be involved in the construction of another key infrastructure project for New Zealand.”
Mercury’s Chief Executive, Fraser Whineray, states, “The Turitea wind farm will contribute to New Zealand’s sustainable, low emissions future, as well as to our country’s energy freedom by making more renewable, kiwi-made electricity available for homes, businesses and vehicles around the country.”