Longest cable pull

28 April 2017

The longest single length 66kV cable pull in Orion’s history was achieved in 2017, in Rolleston. 

A new 1.1km, 630mm2 cable was pulled along Weedons Road to Larcomb Zone Substation. It was the first of three cables to be pulled along that stretch of road, with each cable drum weighing 15 tonnes. 

The work was part of the NZ Transport Agency’s Southern Motorway project.

Longest cable pull