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Vector Network News

MEDIA RELEASE
12 November 2012

Vector Network News


NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 11 November 2012

ELECTRICITY
It’s been a busy week on our network. Response crews attended five car v poles across Auckland, five car v pillars and two car v houses in Highland Park and Point England. An outage was caused by a car v transformer in Papatoetoe; power was isolated in order to replace the transformer. Crews also attended three lines down incidents. There were also ten building fires including one at a chicken factory in Henderson South and repairs were made to a transformer in Takapuna after rubbish around it caught fire.

GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION
There were nine service pipe strikes on our network last week and two main pipe strikes. Crews also attended a leaking gas meter in Royal Oak. In all cases fault crews made sites safe and repaired the equipment. Please take care around our gas network and call 0508 B4 U WORK (248 967) or 0800 B4 U DIG if outside Auckland.

PROJECTS
Vector’s new sub transmission cable reinforcing the supply of the Hillsborough substation, is well underway. The first phase has seen approximately two kilometres of ducts installed in Dominion and Richardson Roads, which completes the pipeline started when the cycleway and State Highway 20 extensions were constructed in 2007. Vector will now begin installing the four and a half kilometre sub transmission cable beginning from the Mount Roskill substation in White Swan Road, through Richardson Road, Dominion Road, the cycleway of Keith Hay Park, and underneath State Highway 20 through to the Hillsborough substation.

Vector will be completing all road based works in time for Auckland Transport to start their programme of road resurfacing around Christmas. This specifically targets the Richardson Road/Hillsborough Road sections of the works in preparation for ARMA to commence their road upgrade works. The remaining cable works along the motorway will occur early in the New Year.

The last phase takes place in 2013 when electrical equipment will be installed at the Hillsborough substation, and the new circuit will be commissioned.

SHORTS
• Vector owns over 17,737 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,572 kilometres of gas pipe lines, with almost half supplying gas to Auckland.

• Sky City Breakers are at the Arena from Friday, 16 November. Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.

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