Elaine Terminal Station
Power station for major regional energy hub utilises Hickory modular design
Lot 51, Government Road, Elaine VIC 3334
Hickory Building Systems
Powercor’s Elaine Terminal Station is situated 4km north of the township of Elaine in regional Victoria, 23km North-East of the Mt Mercer wind farm – a renewable energy source that generates enough electricity to power around 74,000 homes each year. The wind farm connects with the existing Victorian electricity grid in Elaine via a 132 kilovolt line, and the terminal station is responsible for increasing the voltage from 132kV to 220kV, allowing the electricity to be distributed across the national grid.
Hickory Group was a part of this important renewable energy infrastructure initiative, designing and constructing the Elaine Terminal Station control room for Powercor from 4 prefabricated modular units. Hickory’s scope included all floor and wall finishes, amenities and infrastructure to enable Powercor to fit-out their battery storage units.
Using innovative prefabricated technology dramatically minimised the down-time of the existing terminal during transitioning over to the new facility, enabling Powecor to maintain a stringent programme of 13 months. It also reduced the labour requirements onsite, delivering the project with a perfect safety record and demonstrating the flexibility of Hickory’s modular products to be applied to a myriad of high-quality project solutions across a range of sectors.
NOTE: Since successfully delivering this project Hickory have adjusted our delivery model to now focus on high-rise projects using conventional and Hickory Building Systems construction methods.
Hickory was also engaged to fabricate and deliver 9 structural steel tower gantries for the Elaine project, comprising 6 220kV towers and 3 132kV towers.