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Fri, 29 Jul


Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre

Warner Construction - Tauhara Powerstation Industry Field Trip

Industry field trip to the Tauhara powerstation construction site

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Warner Construction - Tauhara Powerstation Industry Field Trip
Warner Construction - Tauhara Powerstation Industry Field Trip

Time & Location

29 Jul 2022, 10:00 am – 12:05 pm

Suncourt Hotel & Conference Centre, 14 Northcroft Street, Taupō 3330, New Zealand

About the Event

Warner Construction is proud to sponsor this year’s NZ Geothermal Week Industry Field Trips, providing those in industry with the chance to have a “behind-the-scenes” tour with the leaders of significant plants and projects within the industry.

Join Contact Energy and Warner Construction staff for a “behind the scenes” tour of the construction site for the new 168MW Tauhara powerstation, a $818 million build.

A lot has happened in a year!

The site is a hive of activity, with several hundred staff and contractors on site, and peak construction in full swing.  Earthworks for the powerstation have been completed and the turbine hall, pipeline corridor and substation are all under construction.  Production and reinjection wells have all been drilled and tested, and are ready for connection to the station.

Visitors will need to wear clothing which fully covers arms and legs and covered shoes.  Contact will supply additional PPE required on-site.

This event is limited to those working within or with the geothermal industry, or by invitation, and has been kindly sponsored by Warner Construction.

Space is limited to 50 people, so be sure to register quickly!

This event has been possible with the generous support of;

Contact Energy

Contact is one of the country’s largest electricity generators with five geothermal power stations in and around Taupō. We have world-class geothermal capability, with operational experience running the world’s second longest electricity producing geothermal field – Wairakei – since 1958. Contact’s geothermal plants supply 8% of New Zealand’s electricity and this will increase to 11.5% once Tauhara power station is complete next year. Our vision is to build a better New Zealand and play a leading role in the decarbonisation of the energy sector and wider economy.

Warner Construction

Warner Construction Limited is a family owned and operated company headquartered in Taranaki, with an additional Taupo division specialising in geothermal. Our multi-skilled engineering workforce of over 100 employees delivers mechanical engineering projects of the highest quality within a strong Health & Safety policy. Our areas of expertise includes high pressure steel pipelines, pressure vessel fabrication and structural steel engineering.

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