The Richmond Terminal Station rebuild has been one of the most critical power project ever undertaken in Australia
Consisting of redeveloping three electricity terminal stations in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, the Edison Project is the largest electricity infrastructure project ever undertaken by AusNet Services. When complete, the Edison Project will support the energy needs of Melbourne’s CBD and inner suburbs as well as forecasted population growth over the next few decades.
The Richmond Terminal Station was the largest and first site constructed of Project Edison. The scope involved 14 stages of sequential and continuous civil and building work spanning over a 7 year period, ensuring electricity to the grid and particularly to the Melbourne CBD remained uninterrupted. Multiworks were engaged in 2012 directly by Ausnet Services under a lump sum contract valued at $8.3M, and have since won under competitive tender conditions, and completed over $100M worth of work onsite. The final stage of work involving landscaping and minor civil works were completed in December of 2019 after 7 continuous years onsite.
Works include, but are not limited to the following:
- New 66kV GIS Switch and Control Rooms (2 stage)
- New 220kV GIS Switch and Control Room
- Transformer Bays (Approx 6)
- New Feeder Connections between existing and new switchyards, control buildings, internal roadways and switchrooms.
- Monopole Footings
- 220 & 66kV Switchyard Demolition