The Project is a pumped hydro project that will increase the generation capacity of the Snowy Mountains Scheme by up to 2,000MW and at full capacity will provide approximately 350,000MW/h of energy storage. The project includes all activities associated with the requirements for the Snowy 2.0 Pumped Hydro-electric Scheme.
Intake and outlet structures will be built at both Tantangara and Talbingo Reservoirs, which are in the Kosciusko National Park (KNP) in southern NSW. Approximately 27 km of concrete lined tunnels will be constructed to link the two reservoirs and a further 20 km of tunnels will be required to support the facility. The power station complex will be located almost one-kilometre underground.
Construction of temporary camps, roads and other facilities are required to complete the works. In total three tunnel boring machines are being utilized on the project.
CaSE was engaged by FGJV to help support development of the five camps on the project, totaling 1,920 beds. This included taking design from concept to approved design, factory acceptance inspections, as well as subcontract management. The camps range in size from 140 to 850 beds in alpine conditions with some required to be located above the snow line.