ElectraNet is on the home stretch on the Eyre Peninsula Link project.

Following the energisation of the new transmission line from Cultana to Port Lincoln in February this year, our focus has now shifted to removing the pre-existing line which has been in service for approximately 60 years.

Click here or the image below to see how the old transmission line is being removed and the people behind this project.


We have engaged Enerven to complete this job, ensuring that the removal and rehabilitation along the 212km route happens by the end of 2023.

The removal of the old line and towers happens in stages. The old conductor and earth wires are safely removed, followed by tower decommissioning. This is usually completed using track-mounted machines with hydraulic jaws to cut and fell the towers. In sensitive areas, this is completed either by crane or helicopter, to minimise the impact on the land.

Project Director, David Tansell, said, “We’ve been on a massive journey with landholders, traditional owners and the entire Eyre Peninsula community to make this happen. We’ve got a really great team at ElectraNet who have engaged with stakeholders throughout this journey.”

“We particularly thank the Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation (BDAC) for the significant contribution they have made to the project and working with us on the protection of cultural heritage in the field,” David said.

Senior Project Manager, Jon Mussared, said, “The energisation of the new line has been exciting as it’s already unlocking growth opportunities on the EP. ElectraNet is currently working through a number of enquiries from renewable generators and load customers who are seeking to take advantage of the connection opportunities the new transmission line is bringing to South Australia.”

“Removal of the old line will round off one of the biggest projects ElectraNet has ever undertaken and I look forward to seeing further progress on the rehabilitation efforts and seeing sites return to pre-construction conditions,” Jon said.

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