Tyree News

The Tyree Foundation continues support to Challenge Southern Highlands.

The Tyree Foundation has continued its support
of Challenge Southern Highlands with the recent donation of a new Pantech Truck
and a Twin Cab Utility valued at $110,000. The vehicles will be integral to the
continued growth of the Challenge Southern Highlands business operations at
Welby Garden Centre and their Gardening Services operation.

Challenge Southern Highlands is an Incorporated
Association and a community-based charitable organisation an Australian
Disability Enterprise providing training and employment opportunities for over
50 individuals with intellectual disabilities in a professional caring
environment. The Challenge businesses operations include the Welby Garden
Centre, a Packaging Services, Secure Document Destruction Service, Gardening
Services and Transitional Housing Services at Challenge House in Mittagong.

The Tyree Foundation is a registered charity
and receives its funding from the profits earned by the Tyree Group of
companies including Tyree Transformers based at Braemar near Mittagong in the
Southern Highlands. The Tyree Foundation has a long history of philanthropic
activities and continues a long term commitment to support the community of the
Southern Highlands where the Tyree Group major business operations and its
employees are based.

For further details on
Challenge Southern Highlands and its activities please refer to www.challengesh.org.au

Tyree Transformers welcome our new apprentices and graduate engineer for 2019

(Pictured left to right: Apprentice Fabricators – Jack Maney , Harrison Fisher, Jordan McDonnell; Apprentice Fitter – Adam Derrig; Graduate Engineer Zachary Bertram; Apprentice Electricians – Tom McIlwraith, Jacob Body; pictured with Tony O’Brien Maintenance Team Leader & Chris Barton Substation Team Leader.)

Team
Tyree are very pleased to welcome our new apprentices and graduate engineer in
2019. Tyree Transformers has continued to expand our operations in the past
year with our permanent workforce now exceeding 270 full time roles and this
year we have employed a further six apprentices and a graduate engineer to join
our team in Mittagong.

Tyree Group Managing Director Keian Barnard in welcoming the new team members said; “The Tyree team are very pleased to welcome our 2019 apprentice and graduate intake. The Tyree Group business model is based upon a long history of investing into the training of both tradespeople and engineers who are key for the future of our business and Australia. It is great that Tyree Transformers is able to offer real opportunities for young people within our region to learn valuable skills and strengthening our local economy.”

For more
information about the Tyree Transformers and available employment opportunities
please visit our company website www.tyree.com.au

Westconnex using Tyree Transformers

Tyree recently manufactured, installed and pre-commissioned 2 x 26MVA 33/22kV Power Transformers and 2 x 500kVA Kiosk Substations for Sydney’s Westconnex road project.

The transformers provide the major electrical supply for the M4 East project which is a road tunnel 5.5km long is the first underground section of WestConnex motorway project. The new roadway will connect to the widened M4 and extend it via twin motorway tunnels from Homebush to Haberfield with three lanes in each direction. when it is opened in 2019 The M4 East project is planned to alleviate the frustrating delays and gridlock that Sydney motorists face daily when they come off the existing M4 and hit a standstill on Parramatta Road.

The power transformers supplied by Tyree incorporated On Load Tap Changers, a comprehensive control & protection scheme and are filled with biodegradable natural ester high temperature insulating fluid.

Tyree’s Field Service team successfully delivered and installed the power transformers using the “jacking and skating” method. This method was utilised as the substation locations required access over the road tunnel and the weight of heavy lift cranes and transport vehicles would have otherwise required significant additional civil works. Tyree’s team fully engineered and coordinated the “jack and skating” installation process and the project was delivered on schedule and within budget saving the project significant civil costs.

The Tyree Transformers team are proud to have been selected to supply our equipment of this major New South Wales infrastructure project.

For further information on this project or any other Tyree Transformers products please contact our sales team via email sales@tyree.com.au

 

The Tyree Foundation announces the establishment of scholarships for study at RMIT University

The Tyree Foundation is proud to announce the expansion of the Sir William Tyree Engineering scholarship program to include RMIT University.

Following on from the scholarships established in 2018 with a NSW based university, additional Sir William Tyree Scholarships for Engineering studies have been established with RMIT University to provide financial assistance to electrical & mechanical engineering undergraduate students for the duration of their four year study program. The scholarships are valued at $16,000 per year to support high performing Victorian regional and rural students who may otherwise be unable to attend university without financial assistance.

In addition to financial assistance scholarship holders will be offered the option to undertake work experience within the Tyree Group of companies where they will benefit from seeing engineering theory placed into practice in the design & manufacture of electrical equipment.

The first round of scholarships are open for applications from the 1st of February 2019 for study at the RMIT University in Melbourne and are targeted to support students applying to study mechanical and electrical engineering from 2019 onward.

In announcing the scholarships Robyn Fennell (nee Tyree) stated; “The Sir William Tyree Engineering scholarships were established in memory of my father who gifted so much to engineering education in Australia and it is very pleasing the Tyree Foundation is able to continue his legacy through ongoing distribution of the profits made by the Tyree Group businesses to support engineering students from regional and rural areas of Australia, giving back to the communities where Tyree Group products are sold.”

For further details on the scholarships and to apply please visit the RMIT University website at www.rmit.edu.au

Tyree Transformers continuing to supply New Zealand electrical utilities with power transformers.

Tyree recently completed the supply of three 50kV/11kV, 12.5MVA ONAN power transformers to Eastland Network.

Eastland Network is the electrical utility company who owns, operates and maintains the electricity distribution network and transmission lines for Gisborne, Wairoa and the East Coast of New Zealand’s north island.

The transformers incorporated on-load tap changers and were designed & tested to verify emergency cyclic overload ratings. The long term cyclic overload rating was proven by test to be 18.75MVA at a nominal ambient of 15°C with a maximum winding hotspot temperature of less than 115°C, with the short term cyclic overload rating of 18.75MVA at an ambient of 15°C with a maximum hot spot temperature of less than 125°C and top oil temperature of 115°C.

The delivery of the units were challenging with the SH2 road closed due to a major land slippage at the Waioeka Gorge. Tyree Field Service team and NZ representative Neil Wech were able to manage the situation with the transporter, NZTA and local cranage companies to maintain the delivery schedule for Eastland Network. Despite the access challenges the three transformers were fully assembled, filled and tested successfully within a week of delivery.

The units have all been moved into there final locations, are energized and in active service where they will operate for their design life of 40+ years

For more information on this project and Tyree Transformer’s other products please visit our website www.tyree.com.au or contact our sales team on sales@tyree.com.au

Tyree supplying transformers for Australia’s largest DER Microgrid

Tyree Transformers continues to deliver transformer solutions to our Western Australia customers. We have successfully supplied and installed a complete package of transformers for Stage 1 of Horizon Power’s Onslow Power Station.

Located in the remote north west of Western Australia in the town of Onslow, the Onslow Power Station project is set to be the home of Australia’s largest distributed energy resource microgrid which will target greater than 50 per cent of the town of Onslow’s electricity needs to be serviced from renewable energy sources. The Onslow microgrid will include a mix of distributed renewables, modular gas powered generation and battery storage aimed at achieving a high level of renewable energy across the town.

Tyree Transformers supplied, tested and pre-commissioned the following transformers for the project;

  • 2 x 10/12.5MVA, 33KV/11KV, YNd11, ONAN/ONAF, OLTC Generator Step Up Transformers
  • 2 x 10/12.5MVA, 33KV/11KV, Dyn11, ONAN/ONAF, OLTC Zone Substation Transformers
  • 2 x 1000KVA, 11KV/415V, Dyn11, ONAN, Ground Mount Transformers
  • 1 x 2000KVA, 11KV/415V, Dyn11, ONAN, Ground Mount Transformer
  • 1 x 2000KVA, 11KV/415V, YNyn0, ONAN, Ground Mount Transformer
  • 2 x 200KVA, 11KV/415V, Dyn11, ONAN, Ground Mount Transformers
  • 2 x 11KV, 100A, 10secs Earthing Transformers

For further information on this project and Tyree Transformer’s range of products please visit our website www.tyree.com.au or our sales team sales@tyree.com.au

Bass Point Quarry Upgrade Project

Tyree Transformers recently completed the supply of transformer substations for the upgrade of the Bass Point Quarry which is located immediately south of Shellharbour on the south coast of New South Wales.

The Bass Point Quarry operation is owned by Hanson Cement producing aggregate and it has been in operation since 1880 and has approval to operate out to 2044. The electrical upgrade project required Tyree to provide seven new 11kV/433V transformer substations ranging in capacity from 315kVA to 2000kVA.

Being a quarry site the substations where required to fully comply to the New South Wales Work Health and Safety (Mine and Petroleum Sites) Act 2013.

Tyree designed the transformer substations to ensure compliance to this Act and the resulting design incorporated Sensitive Earth Leakage protection compliant to AS2081, enclosures compliant to Internal Arc Containment to AS62271.202 for operator safety and AS2067 and transformers compliant to AS60076.  The substations also incorporated medium voltage switchgear with remote operation panels and type tested Form3b Low Voltage Switchboards to ensure operator safety during switching operations.

The Bass Point site is surrounded by ocean on three sides and a number of the substations were located within 100 meters of the ocean, therefore all for the substations were assembled using transformer tanks & base frames which were fully hot dipped galvanised and housed in powder painted 304 grade stainless steel enclosures with an integral oil containment bund also fabricated from stainless steel.

For more information on this project and Tyree Transformers product range please visit our website www.tyree.com.au or contact our sales team on +61 248726177 or sales@tyree.com.au.

Tyree helping to transform train travel in Sydney

Tyree Transformers recently designed, manufactured, delivered and installed new power transformers and traction rectifier transformers for a major upgrade of the Chalmers Street Substation which is located next to Sydney’s Central Station.

The Chalmers Street Substation upgrade was a project completed under the Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW) Power Supply Upgrade (PSU) program to enhance the electrical system, to support the introduction of new smart air-conditioned passenger trains and to cope with continued increases in passenger volumes.

Designed, manufactured and type tested to the stringent specifications and testing requirements of the TfNSW Asset Standards Authority (ASA) type approval process, Tyree’s scope included;

  • 3 x Power Transformers rated at 7.5 / 9MVA, 33KV/11KV with ONAN / ONAF cooling; and
  • 3 x Rectifier Transformers traction class rated at 5,350KVA, 33KV/600V/600V with ONAN cooling.

As part of Tyree’s scope of supply our Field Service team were required to complete the delivery, unloading and site positioning of the transformers within the Chalmers Street Substation.
Access to the Chalmers Street substation site is very constrained as it is located in a heavily developed area of the Sydney CBD and next to the largest train station within the Transport for New South Wales rail network.

There are significant traffic constraints for over dimensional load movements within inner-city Sydney and surrounding Central Railway Station. These transport constraints, added with the need to maintain power onto the nearby train corridor, required the delivery, unloading and installation of the transformers was completed in the early hours of the morning (whilst the City slept) over two days.

The Tyree team completed this installation process on time & on budget with no disruption to train movements.

For more information about this project and other Tyree Transformer’s products and services please contact our sales team on +61 2 48726177 or sales@tyree.com.au.

 

 

Tyree Transformers announces scholarships for engineering students

Tyree Transformers are proud to announce the introduction of an ongoing scholarship program in the memory of our founder Sir William Tyree.

The Sir William Tyree Scholarships for Engineering have been established to provide financial assistance to electrical & mechanical engineering undergraduate students for the duration of their four or five-year study program at university. The two scholarships are each valued at $15,000 per year to support high performing regional and rural students who may otherwise be unable to attend university without financial assistance.

In addition to financial assistance scholarship holders will be provided with work experience within the Tyree Group of companies where they will benefit from seeing engineering theory placed into practice in the design & manufacture of electrical equipment.

The first round of scholarships are open for applications from the 1st of July 2018 and closing on the 30th of November 2018 for study at the University of Wollongong and are targeted to support students applying to study mechanical and electrical engineering from 2019 onward. Discussions are in progress with universities in other states to widen the scholarship program to other Australian universities and regions.

In announcing the scholarships Keian Barnard Managing Director of the Tyree Group stated; “These scholarships are being established in memory of Sir William who gifted so much to engineering education in Australia and he has left the Tyree Group in a position to continue his legacy through ongoing the distribution of the profits we make from the Tyree Group businesses to charitable activities. It is also very pleasing that we are able to focus the scholarships to support students from regional and rural areas of Australia, giving back to the communities where a lot of our Tyree Transformer products are sold.”

 

For further details on the scholarships and to apply please visit the UoW website at https://scholarships.uow.edu.au/scholarships/search?scholarship=1521

Supporting Hydro Power Generation in Vanuatu

Tyree recently supplied transformers and padmount substations for the Talise Hydroelectric Project on Maewo island, located in the north of Vanuatu. The distribution system will provide electricity to the villages of Tam, Talise, Narovorovo, and Nasawa.

Tyree, working with Pelena Energy of Australia who have undertaken the project implementation with the Vanuatu Department of Energy and with funding from IUCN and the Vanuatu Government under the Governance for Growth program.

Vanuatu Government Director of Energy Mr Antony Garae said, “This project is the first of its type in Vanuatu. It’s using primarily local people-power under the guidance of the contractor to construct the system, with local training forming part of the process. Vanuatu, with its many islands and vast distances between, must find unique solutions to deliver modern, clean, renewable energy technologies to remote areas.”

The remote location of the project required delivery of the transformers using a landing craft at a nearby beach and people power for the unloading and transport to the project sites.

 

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The teamwork demonstrated by the local people to complete this project is a credit to their community spirit and a positive attitude to change. The project when commissioned will deliver electricity to the community and most importantly will provide power to the local school. Reliable electricity supply will bring many benefits including income generation, better schooling for local children and better health services through the clinic. Commissioning of the system is expected to occur in June 2018.

For more information about this project and other Tyree Transformers products please contact our sales team at sales@tyree.com.au.