Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Vector Network News - Model Aircraft Takes Out Power Lines


Vector Network News


NETWORK SUMMARY for week ending 3 February 2013

ELECTRICITY
Our electrical response crews attended one car v pillar and seven car v poles incidents during the week including an incident in Flat Bush which turned out to be a car v fence and one in Avondale South which was a car v car. In perhaps the most unusual incident of the week, a remote controlled aircraft flew into powerlines in Clevedon, causing an area outage. The model aircraft did not survive the crash.

Crews also attended four fires in Oranga, Shelly Park, Panmure and Milford.
Crews also attended three cases of lines being brought down in Avondale, Mt Smart and Mt Wellington. Overheight vehicles were the culprits in all three incidents.

GAS TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Crews were called to a suspected smell of gas incident in Westmere, where they made the site safe and repaired a gas pipe.

Please take care around our gas network and call 0508 B4 U WORK (248 967) or 0800 B4 U DIG if outside Auckland.

Projects

Wairau Road 33kV Switchboard Replacement Project – Vector’s works that form part of the upgrade of the Wairau site are nearing completion. The new Wairau 33kV switchboard was livened in May 2012. With 32 bays in a single panel, it is now the largest straight line double bus-bar 33kV switchboard of its type in the world. The two story building was built using precast concrete tilt slab panels, which enabled rapid construction. The project also included the relocation of the 110kV circuits that supply Wairau from Albany to further improve network security. Cabling work within the substation site is now underway and will be completed during February. Following this, works to demolish and remove of the old outdoor substation will begin in March. Transpower’s work on this site should be completed in August, at which point the landscaping and final road sealing works will begin.


SHORTS
• Vector owns over 17,737 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.
• The SKYCITY Breakers return to Vector Arena from 1 – 28 February and Ringo Starr brings his All Starr band to Auckland on 9 February.
• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Finance: Major Campaign To End "Gross Overtaxation Of Savings"

The campaign – which includes a special web site through which New Zealanders can e-mail their own and other MPs and party leaders – is backed by Age Concern, Consumer NZ, the Financial Services Council and the Taxpayers’ Union. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Leighton-Led WGP To Build, Manage Transmission Gully

The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news