ARA ELECTRICAL – HELPING 2000 HOMES

ARA ELECTRICAL – HELPING 2000 HOMES

Usually when you think of an electrical company you don’t really picture the crew as a family. Yet in the Illawarra region, south of Sydney, there is a close-knit team of electrical high voltage workers who come together every single day to bring power to local communities.

Transelect technicians, Stef Scognamiglio (left), Ross Dunlop (right) - Wollongong, NSW
Transelect technicians, Stef Scognamiglio (left), Ross Dunlop (right) – Wollongong, NSW

For this group of technicians at Transelect, part of ARA Electrical, a division of the ARA Group, their job is not just a job. What keeps them going every single day is the family atmosphere and great leadership from their teammates. They are truly passionate about the work they do even when knowing they have to work consistently in very dangerous environments. Needless to say, safety on the job is a high priority and each of their lives depends on it with every task.

Craig Cook, Kurt Schuhmeier, Nicolas Warren, David McGee, Adam Jones, David Calderaro, Dale Walsh, Brendon Knight, Michael Veitch, Thomas Mason, Ross Dunlop, Roger Bloxham, Joe Redfern, Rhys Ayuso, Tai Roelandts, Alex Townend, Stefano Scognamiglio, Aaron Stubbs and Kieren Graham Wollongong, NSW - Transelect Technicians
Craig Cook, Kurt Schuhmeier, Nicolas Warren, David McGee, Adam Jones, David Calderaro, Dale Walsh, Brendon Knight, Michael Veitch, Thomas Mason, Ross Dunlop, Roger Bloxham, Joe Redfern, Rhys Ayuso, Tai Roelandts, Alex Townend, Stefano Scognamiglio, Aaron Stubbs and Kieren Graham Wollongong, NSW – Transelect Technicians

Last week, we had the opportunity to see first hand, Transelect in action as they carried out an upgrade to a residential community of about 2000 homes located in Wollongong NSW, an hour south of Sydney.

About 25 technicians gathered early in the morning, dressed in their orange and blue uniforms and blue hard hats.  The site foreman, Michael Veitch, held a toolbox talk discussing the job and safety requirements. “We have a small timeframe from 10am – 2pm to perform this electrical outage.” Their job was to upgrade the high voltage network resulting in less power outages and a more efficient power supply to the area.

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The team was ready to go as soon as the supply authority issued a permit. With extreme focus, the Transelect crew of 25 technicians simultaneously removed and replaced power poles and conductors.

 Transelect Technicians. Power Upgrade to a community of 2000 homes. - Wollongong, NSW
Transelect Technicians. Power Upgrade to a community of 2000 homes. – Wollongong, NSW

Next time you come to a roadwork area and notice the Transelect trucks, chances are they will have just completed some much-needed electrical upgrades, leaving a positive impact on that community.

ABOUT TRANSELECT

In addition to power outages, Transelect designs, builds and maintains electrical networks. Transelect has Level 3 design authorisation and is qualified to provide designs for overhead installations up to 132kV and underground installations to 66kV.

Transelect has more than 70 permanent employees and has gained industry-wide recognition for its capabilities, knowledge, experience and well-trained technicians.

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Transelect
forms part of ARA Electrical, a division of the ARA Group.

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