Crush Creek Substation

Location: Colinsville, Queensland
Client: UGL Engineering
Status: Completed June, 2018
Capability: Civil
Sector: Energy
Service: Bulk Earthworks, Concrete, Substations

The FKG Group was engaged by UGL Engineering to complete the concrete works for the new Crush Creek Substation, which formed part of the network upgrade to integrate new solar farms in the area.

The project scope included 88 bored piers, 770m3 of reinforced concrete foundations, 2.6km of trenching for the earth grid, 2km of conduits, drainage installation, fencing, and the installation of a 16-section 2m diameter oil separator. The contract also included an additional substation at Strathmore, where the team constructed a new transformer slab, installed conduits, earthing, and FRC drainage pipe.

The team adhered to strict environmental procedures to ensure no negative impacts to surrounding areas throughout construction, and overcame several challenges throughout the project, with latent conditions discovered such as hard rock and underground water.