Background

Yallourn power station commenced operations in 1974 with four generating units commissioned between 1974 and 1982.

Every hour 2,400 tonnes of brown coal is used to boil water into superheated steam to drive four turbine generators. These turbines have a combined capacity of 1,480 megawatts of electricity which is enough to supply around two million homes.

A unique feature of the power station is its three vast concrete cooling towers, once the steam has passed through the turbine, water from the towers cools the steam so it can be pumped back to the boilers and reheated to steam, once again driving the turbines.

Our Role

Our role was to undertake a comprehensive photographic survey of each cooling tower to provide a data set for current and long term maintenance management purposes. This data set will continue to grow and contribute to the owner’s understanding of the condition of the concrete during the years to come.

Project

Concrete Inspection

Client

Yallourn Power Station