Substations seismic upgrade
The WSP Opus team conducted the seismic upgrade of Transpower substations.
We are Project and Programme Managing the seismic assessment and subsequent structural strengthening of Transpower’s fleet of importance level 4 buildings (274 total) to ensure that they exceed Transpower’s Seismic Policy requirements. With a national spread, including many remote locations, our agility and flexibility is constantly being tried. Split into three distinct phases; Assessment, Detailed Design, and Construction, this enables the right decisions to be made, at the right time, and allows the geographically remote stakeholders to be involved in ensuring an holistic approach is maintained and the full life cycle is considered throughout.
During all the construction works, each substation is kept in full operation, with huge consideration needed for the protection of highly sensitive multi-million dollar equipment.