McElligotts works with Hydro Tasmania to conduct remedial maintenance works on their infrastructure facilities around the state. We work on everything from dam and penstock infrastructure to turbine and power station internal works. Much of our work centres on removal of lead-based paint (as lots of these structures were built many decades ago), abrasive blasting, protective coating and lining and surface preparation.
This particular project was at the Hydro Tasmania Meadowbank facility. We were involved in painting two different types of protective coating systems on the upstream and downstream sides of crest gates, each spanning 35 metres.
When our client requested an earlier deadline, we established night shifts during critical parts of the project. Difficulties we had to overcome included poor access and weather (sub zero, high winds and waves). One of the key measures of success we take away from each project is our safety record, and we completed this project in 3000 man hours with no incidents to report.