Before the year 2020, the Water Operations team based at Red Hill, St Pauls, did not have a suitable workshop to carry out their operational duties, especially in inclement weather. It had passed its lifespan and was in very bad condition.
The proposal was made to demolish the building and build a new workshop which also included demolishing an abandoned water tank on the site and using the space to build a new prefabricated structure that would provide adequate working and storage facilities. Construction started in January 2020 and was completed in March 2020.
- Electricity Distribution
- Electricity Generation
- Water Treatment
- Water Networks
- Waste Water
What's happening now?
Progress is currently being made to construct a headquarters for Connect's Sewage Operations team at Red Hill. To date, the foundation has been laid and the structural support is being fabricated by AMD Engineering.
The sewage infrastructure in Rupert's was critically in need of upgrading to bring it up to a satisfactory standard of reliability and safety. Effluent was flowing directly into the run and eventually out to the Bay, having a direct impact on the area and receiving environment.
Work started on the construction of a Sewage Treatment Plant near the Old Fisheries Building in early 2021 and is now nearing commissioning stage. Once commissioned, consumers in Ruperts can be connected to the new sewerage system.
For more information on how to apply for a sewerage connection, click here.
At present approximately 75% of the islands electricity is generated from burning fossil fuel (diesel). We have 6 generators which have a total capacity of 7,600kW. Once these generators have run for 27,000 hours (equivalent to just over 3 years), it is a requirement that they go undergo a complete services which means dismantling the engines down to the engine block to assess all components and replace parts where needed.
In November 2021, engineers from Barloworld, along with Connect staff performed a complete overhaul of two of the larger generators at the Power Station and at the same time, training was carried out to further staff development in this aspect of work.
What's happening now?
Plans are in place to continue overhauls on the other Power Station generators in the coming months.