Omexom overhauls the power supply network in Whanganui, New Zealand 

Omexom teams in New Zealand will be replacing obsolete towers situated along the Whanganui River in order to expand production capacity and improve the local power supply network’s resilience.

Omexom was recently appointed, on behalf of Powerco, to replace the ageing towers that line the banks of the Whanganui, New Zealand’s third-longest river. 

These structures, erected in the 1960s to facilitate the transmission of high-voltage electricity, play a crucial role in supplying power to a large part of Whanganui city centre. They transmit power to a number of key sites such as Whanganui Hospital and the council buildings.  

The towers have now reached the end of their operational lives, and Omexom was selected to deal with replacing them. The works include the construction of new foundations, new tower installations, and upgrades to the power lines, with the aim of improving production capacity and making the Whanganui power supply network more resilient.  

The project began in November 2023 and is due for completion in the first quarter of 2024.