Tarong overhaul to provide jobs and local business opportunities

4 May 2021

The upcoming Unit 1 overhaul at Tarong power stations is set to bring a welcome boost to accommodation, hospitality and tourism sectors within the South Burnett.

Creating 550 jobs, Tarong power stations Site Manager, Wayne Martyn, said the project will run for 50 days and includes 14,500 activities.

“The overhaul attracts contractors to fill a range of roles including welding and boiler making, mechanical and electrical trades, technical engineering specialists, riggers, scaffolders and cleaners,” Mr Martyn said.

“We look forward to welcoming our overhaul workforce, many of whom helped us undertake our overhauls in 2020.

“Like last year, we’ll follow rigorous safety controls to play a part in keeping the lights on for Queensland.”

The Unit 1 overhaul will follow Stanwell’s comprehensive health and safety measures to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19.

“We have continued to implement and promote COVID-19 controls across site, including the use of thermographic cameras, physical distancing, and personal hygiene,” he said.

“Stanwell will continue to liaise with relevant authorities to ensure the safety of employees, contractors and community members whilst the statutory maintenance is undertaken.

“Ensuring our sites continue to meet Queensland’s energy demands is a priority and we thank the South Burnett community for their continued support.”

The Unit 1 overhaul program of works will commence 30 April 2021 and continue until 19 June 2021.


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