The Loy Yang AGL Power Station produces enough power to supply over 2 million averageAustralian homes every year.
AGL Loy Yang with 2,210MW generates approximately 30% of Victoria’s power requirements everyyear and is an integral part of Australia’s national electricity market.
AGL Loy Yang is in the Latrobe Valley, 165 kilometres south east of Melbourne and was acquiredby AGL in 2012. The power station and accompanying open cut coal mine cover about 6,000hectares. The mine supplies coal to the Loy Yang A power station and the Alinta owned Loy YangB power as the fuel to generate electricity. Each year about 30 million tonnes of coal is produced.AGL Loy Yang power station runs 24/7 and in 2014 completed a $60 million integrated controland monitoring system (ICMS) conversion project that gave AGL Loy Yang state of the art digitalcontrols.
The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast Public University Hospital project is a State Government initiative to address the growing health service needs of the Sunshine Coast community. The hospital opened with approximately 450 beds in 2016 and the remaining capacity is expected to be commissioned by 2020/21, which will see all 738 beds used. The hospital has also been planned to allow further expansion of up to a total of 900 beds.
The new tertiary facility is being delivered through a public private partnership (PPP) contract with Exemplar Health, a consortium comprising Lend Lease, Siemens and Capella Capital, with partner Spotless Facilities Services. This consortium will design, build and finance the public hospital as well as maintain it for 25 years.
Cirlock was contacted by Lend Lease to provide the Cirlock permanently mounted Lockout System. This involved the purchase of a number of key items for use on the hospital project, including 12 pole mounting sets to suit the Schneider NS250
Project: Developing Toolkits for Transgrid Trade Staff
Scope of works: Toolkits to work on low voltage equipment
TransGrid is the owner, operator and manager of the NSW high voltage transmission network and is committed to delivering a safe, secure, reliable and economically efficient network. Transgrid are transparent in how they conduct and enforce Health and Safety regulations on all of their work sites, stating, “As an essential service provider operating in a high risk environment, meeting a strong standard of health and safety is core to everything we do. We promote a positive safety culture in which all employees and contractors are encouraged to actively manage their safety and the safety of others”.
This article recently appeared in the Australasian Mine Safety Journal and gives a great summary of the importance of safety when accessing confined spaces.
Throughout Australia each and every year confined space deaths continue to occur despite concerted efforts by Government regulators, safety and engineering professionals. Unfortunately, statistics show that these events often involve multiple fatalities and sometimes occur in organisations that have mature procedures and processes in place to manage confined spaces.