Making good progress

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Our contractors have been making good progress on construction of the South Waikato National Grid Connection between Arapuni and Putāruru.

At the Arapuni-end where the connection begins, we’ve completed the installation of the cable along Powerhouse Road, which leads down to Transpower’s Arapuni Substation.

53 of 71 of the poles to support the overhead line section have been erected, and 1.8km of 110kV cable has been installed for the underground section. Installation of the cable ducting and construction of the joint bay at our Putāruru Substation where the connection ends is well underway.

See the map below for an overview of where the connection is going.

Traffic management has been in place to allow the teams to work safely. A big ‘thank you’ to residents and road users for your patience while this work is carried out. We know lane closures are not convenient, and we’re doing our best to minimise the disruption to you.

Watch our video below for more information about the progress of this project.

Map of the South Waikato National Grid Connection route