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Gillieston Heights

Gillieston Heights

 

Date
March 2023
Location
Gillieston Heights
Network
Ausgrid
Client
Simmons Civil Contracting

Key challenges and Mackex Services solutions

Successful Completion of 33kV Overhead Wiring and Pole Installation Project in Gillieston Heights: A Testament to Efficiency and Collaboration.

One of the significant challenges encountered during the project was the sourcing of equipment with long lead times. However, Mackex Services, with their proactive approach, ensured that all necessary machinery and tools were secured in a timely manner, minimizing delays and maintaining project momentum. Another obstacle the team faced was the sourcing of qualified subcontractors to execute the work. Leveraging their extensive network and reputation in the industry, Mackex Services, known for their expertise and reliability, assembled a skilled team, each contributing their specialized knowledge to the project’s success.

Work scope

This job summary showcases the impressive completion of a challenging 33kV overhead wiring and pole installation project, carried out by Mackex Services on behalf of Simmons Civil Contracting in Gillieston Heights. The project involved replacing 16 poles and relocating powerlines for a property developer. Despite various challenges, the project was completed efficiently and ahead of schedule, demonstrating exceptional teamwork and expertise.

The project, contracted to Mackex Services by Simmons Civil Contracting, aimed to replace 16 poles and relocate powerlines, requiring the utilization of heavy machinery, including 50-tonne cranes and Elevated Work Platforms (EWPs). The complexity of the job necessitated the involvement of multiple subcontractors and careful coordination with the property developer’s ongoing activities.

Preparing the job site for the installation of new poles was another crucial aspect of the project. Mackex Services staffundertook meticulous pre-construction groundwork, considering various factors such as the terrain, accessibility, and safety measures. This attention to detail facilitated a smooth execution of the project.

Working within the property developer’s job site, alongside numerous other work crews, required effective collaboration and communication. The project team, led by Mackex Services, maintained open lines of communication, ensuring seamless coordination to avoid conflicts and enhance overall productivity.

The project required meticulous planning and adherence to safety protocols, particularly due to the nature of working with powerlines and heavy machinery. Mackex Services, being a Level 1 and Level 2 Accredited Service Provider (ASP) contractor, demonstrated their expertise and qualifications in carrying out certified electrical, civil engineering, and construction-related electrical works for both underground and overhead sites (Level 1). Additionally, their Level 2 accreditation allowed them to handle installation, reconnection, and disconnection services within underground and overhead environments. This further solidified their reputation as a trusted and capable service provider in the industry.

Throughout the project, the Mackex Services team exhibited a high level of professionalism and dedication. Their commitment to delivering quality workmanship while adhering to strict timelines and safety standards was commendable. By leveraging their experience and expertise, they overcame various challenges, ensuring the successful completion of the project to the satisfaction of Simmons Civil Contracting. 

Outcome

One of the notable achievements of this project was the ability to complete it in two parts of three days each, surpassing the initial estimate of 10 outage days. Mackex Services’ efficiency, expertise, and commitment to delivering exceptional results were instrumental in accomplishing the project ahead of schedule.

Not only did the project achieve its primary objectives of pole replacement and powerline relocation, but it also had a positive impact on the local community. The new infrastructure enhanced the reliability and efficiency of the power distribution system, benefiting both residential and commercial properties in Gillieston Heights.

The successful completion of the 33kV overhead wiring and pole installation project in Gillieston Heights by Mackex Services exemplifies their efficiency, collaboration, and commitment to delivering exceptional results. Overcoming challenges related to equipment sourcing, subcontractor coordination, and working within an active job site, the project was completed ahead of schedule, exceeding expectations. Mackex Services’ expertise as a Level 1 and Level 2 ASP contractor played a crucial role in ensuring the successful execution of the project. The result is improved power infrastructure, benefiting the local community and showcasing the company’s capabilities in the industry.

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