The Port of Melbourne Supply Project will provide the Port with an alternative back-up supply, ensuring continued reliability should any potential interruption to supply be caused. It will also ensure ongoing safety and reliability to the wider network.
The Port of Melbourne is Australia’s largest capital city container and general cargo port, handling more than one-third of the nation’s container trade, operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
The West Gate Tunnel Project (WGTP) works includes the construction of an overhead roadway directly over the CitiPower Dock Area Zone Substation (DA ZSS) which feeds the Port of Melbourne. To mitigate any risks during the construction of the WGTP overhead roadway, we are building a secondary power connection to the port.
The installation of a permanent back-up supply cable will occur from our West Gate Zone Substation in Fishermans Bend, along Turner Street, Graham Street, Lortimer Street, Docklands Drive and under the Yarra River, to supply the Port of Melbourne.
Construction works are well underway with conduit installations completed below the Bolte Bridge and cables hauled under the Yarra River and Moonee Ponds Creek. The works are expected to be completed by end of 2020.