New Western Australian Sales Manager

Tyree Industries would like to welcome Anton DeLange to the team,

With over 24 years’ experience in the electrical industry, Anton joins Tyree from ABB, where he was the National Distribution Transformer Product Marketing Manager based on Western Australia.

During his ten years with ABB Anton held numerous product management and sales roles supporting sales for a wide range of products including Low Voltage Switchgear, Medium Voltage Switchgear. High Voltage Switchgear and Distribution Transformers.

Prior to joining ABB Anton was the switchboard Production Manager for Ausmine Electrical and completed a twelve year career in the Royal Australian Navy where he gained extensive electrical & mechanical maintenance experience servicing major equipment on submarines and surface vessels.

For more information about the Tyree Industries transformers for WA, or to inquire about product sales please contact our sales team on or call 02 48726177

The Tyree Group is celebrating our 70th Birthday

Founded in 1946 by Sir William (Bill) Tyree (decd 2013), the Tyree Group of companies and Tyree Transformers has a rich and fascinating history.

Sir William formed the original company at Camperdown Sydney with a £5000 loan and began business manufacturing electric motors.
The first order for transformers was placed in 1948 by the Sydney Water Board – two 50kVA, 11kV 415 units. These first orders ignited in Sir William a lifelong passion for transformers.
From this first order Tyree successfully tendered these products against the entrenched overseas owned competition, leading to a strong, long standing relationship that lasted many decades.
In 1952 a new factory was established in Kingsgrove Sydney, as Tyree had outgrown their original premises in Camperdown. Production was extended to include up to 1500kVA 33KV products and the first of these was delivered in 1953.

“I was able to build transformers two years ahead of any of my English-controlled competitors. It meant I was eventually able to buy them out”. (SWT, 2004)

By the early ‘60s Tyree were the largest manufacturer of transformers in the Southern Hemisphere.

After several attempts by Westinghouse, Sir William sold them the business in 1972, on the condition that he had free reign to run the company for 10 years.
Sir William left Westinghouse in 1978 and retained a small transformer business manufacturing pole transformers and a business manufacturing copper conductor and wire.

From initially humble beginnings in 1946, Tyree has always strived to provide a high level of service.

On his passing in 2013 Sir William bequeathed all of his business interests to a Trust whose primary purpose is to provide profits for distribution to the Tyree Foundation. The Tyree Foundation is a charitable organisation which continues his philanthropic efforts through donations to support engineering education, engineering and medical research projects.

The Tyree Group continues Sir William’s manufacturing legacy and charitable works

Tyree Group CEO Keian Barnard said ‘It is Sir William’s work ethic and can do attitude which is embedded in our company culture today. In a highly competitive global market for transformers and cable the Tyree Group continues to evolve ensuring we remain competitive and relevant to the changing needs of our customers’.

Our cable manufacturing business Tycab located at Dandenong, continues to expand and has been progressively re-tooled with state of the art machinery and automation solutions to improve our product quality, increase production capacity and to take advantage of labour efficiencies gained from automation. Expansion of our production facility is in progress with scheduled completion in June 2017 which will provide further growth opportunities for the next five years.

Today our transformer business located at Mittagong designs, manufactures, tests and services a comprehensive range of transformer products including small distribution transformers rated from 5kVA to 3MVA and power transformers to 45MVA in voltage classes up to 132kV.
In the past five years Tyree Transformers has continued to expand its product range to include kiosk substations, padmount substations, metering transformers and dry type transformers, in addition we have increased the size of power transformers we manufacture to increased MVA levels.

Reinvestment into our business is a continuing process at Tyree Transformers, with the recent implementation of automatic coil winding machines, automatic core winding machines and core annealing furnaces into our distribution transformer facility. In addition to this investment in machinery and automation, construction is underway to further expand the Tyree power transformer facility with a 40% increase in floor space scheduled for occupation in mid-2017.

‘As an Australian manufacturer we are proud to be continuing to grow and provide real opportunities for training and local employment. Our major clients in the power sector continue to undergo significant change due to privatisation and reduced budgets under the AER process. In response to these challenges, Tyree has continued to focus on reducing our cost base to remain competitive whilst continuing to improving our service levels to the Australian, New Zealand and Oceania region.’

Our success in delivering cost effective Australian made solutions, is reflected in our extensive repeat customer base made up of all of the major power utilities, rail transport operators, mining companies added to large number of industrial, defence, renewable energy generators and commercial clients across Australia, New Zealand, PNG and the Oceania nations.

Recent major contract wins

Tyree Transformers are proud to announce three significant contract awards which demonstrate the capability of the Tyree Transformer’s team and our plans for the future.
Tyree have recently been awarded the following period contracts;

  •  Western Power have awarded Tyree a contract for the supply of a comprehensive range of distribution transformers, including pole transformers, ground mount transformers, metering units and MPS substations,
  • ACTEWAGL have awarded Tyree a contract for the supply of their pole mount transformers, ground mount transformers and kiosk substations,
  • Powercor & Citipower have awarded Tyree a five year contract for the supply of power transformers ranging from 10MVA to 55MVA.

In this our 70th year, the Tyree Group celebrates both a significant company milestone and these contract successes which are major steps toward securing our long term future.

For more information about the Tyree Group companies, or to inquire about product sales please contact our sales team on

Tyree Christmas Production Dates

Tyree production will be dispatching up until 21st December 2016. Please confirm with our Customer Service Team the last day and time that your company are able to accept deliveries before your Christmas shutdown period. Tyree will re-commence production on the 9th January, 2017.
EMERGENCY CONTACT: For emergency situations that require immediate delivery of transformers or accessories during the period of 22nd December 2016 to 9th January 2017 inclusive please call:

Kevin Dunphy: 0439 746 122
Judy Temporali: 0429 679 423

From all of us at Tyree,

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.

As the majority of our clients are no longer able to accept corporate Christmas gifts, each year at Christmas Tyree Transformers donates an equivalent amount to suitable charities in recognition of our customers support. This Christmas we have again donated equipment to Challenge Southern Highlands, who provide employment and training opportunities to adults with disabilities.
We would like to sincerely thank you for your ongoing support this year and we look forward to working with you again in 2017.

Powering up Darwin International Airport

During 2015 and 2016, Tyree Transformers successfully delivered 4 x 11KV 1000KVA kiosk substations for the $60M upgrade of Darwin International Airport.

Darwin International Airport is a major transport hub and key infrastructure asset for the Northern Territory and Australia, servicing over two million passengers per year the upgrade will lift capacity to three million per annum when complete.

After a rigorous tender process Tyree Transformers was chosen for our cost effective, Australian made, high quality kiosk substations.

The key features of the Tyree Transformer kiosk solution include;

  • powder painted 304 grade stainless steel enclosures
  • integral oil containment bund for 110% of the transformer oil volume
  • precast reinforced concrete plinths or fully hot dipped galvanised plinths
  • type tested 11kV Ring Main Units
  • 433V Low Voltage Switchboards
  • Sealed distribution transformer with hot dipped galvanised tank

As a fully type tested design to Australian standards AS60076 and to AS62271.202 for Internal Arc Containment (IAC) Part A&B, Tyree kiosk substations offer our clients with a high quality, reliable solution which ensures the highest levels of safety for both operators and the general public.

Please refer to our download centre on our website for full catalogues on our extensive range of transformer, padmount & kiosk substation products and support services.

To find out more about Tyree Transformers and our kiosk substation products, please contact our sales team on +61 2 48726177 or by email at

SEQ Water selects Tyree Transformers for WWTP Upgrades in Brisbane

Tyree Transformers recently completed the supply of kiosk substations for the Power Upgrade project at the SEQ Water Mt Crosby Eastbank Sludge Plant.

This plant is a vital piece of infrastructure which treats water from the Brisbane River and supplies into the Cameron’s Hill reservoir prior to entering the bulk water supply network for Brisbane.
Our scope included the supply of six kiosk substations with transformers utilising Cargill Envirotemp Fr3 fluid high temperature in place of mineral oil. The advantages of the Envirotemp Fr3 fluid include;

  • Improved fire safety due to its high temperature flashpoint properties compared to mineral oil
  • Increased thermal capacity of transformers
  • A low carbon footprint as Envirotemp Fr3 is sourced from fully renewable materials
  • Envirotemp Fr3 fluid is also fully biodegradable

For more information on Tyree’s range of environmentally friendly transformer products, kiosk substations and site services, please call our sales team on (02) 48726177 or by email at

Tyree Transformers achieves Safety and Environmental certification

Tyree as an early adopter of quality management processes has held certification to ISO9001 (and preceding relevant standards) for Quality Management System since July 1990.

To support the continued growth and diversification of our business the Tyree Transformer’s team has recently redeveloped our safety and environmental systems to create a fully Integrated Quality Environmental & Safety management system (IQES).

During November this year SAI Global completed an extensive audit over five days to ensure compliance of the new Tyree IQES system to both the AS/NZS 4801 Occupational Health & Safety Management and ISO14001 Environmental Management standards.

This is another significant milestone for the Tyree Transformers team and continues the evolution of our business to ensure the products and site services we provide are delivered to the highest standards of quality, safety & environmental compliance.

Click the links below to see Tyree’s certificates;


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For information on Tyree Transformers including our range of products and services, please contact our sales team by email on or by telephone on (02) 48726177.

Tyree Transformers successfully completes the onsite Overhaul of 300kV 375MVA Generator Step Up Transformers

Tyree Transformers has just completed another major overhaul for CS Energy’s Callide power station. Tyree has carried out two major transformer overhauls this year at CS Energy’s Callide site, near Biloela (100kms West of Gladstone QLD) during plant shutdowns. Working closely with the head contractor managing the shutdown, the Tyree team drained and internally inspected the Generator transformers (375MVA 300kV/21kV) and associated Unit transformers (25MVA 21kV/6.6kV).

The overhaul works included the insulation paper sampling for condition assessment using Degree of Polymerisation and tensile strength testing. During the shutdown period, various oil leaks were identified and rectified on the transformer, including the substantial 3 x 20000A /25kV MV bushing turrets. After completing the sampling and rectification works, the transformers were resealed to an oil tight state, refilled under vacuum, with the insulating oil both heat and vacuum processed in the transformer tank to remove both gas and moisture.

The Tyree team also replaced the insulating oil, rejuvenated the diverter chamber and supervised the servicing by the OEM of the On Load Tap Changers including diverter switch maintenance and contact replacement. Prior to the transformers being placed back into service, Tyree successfully completed a full battery of predictive condition assessment tests, functional testing and HV testing on all of the transformers maintained. Our works were completed on time, under budget without any reportable environmental or safety incidents under the Tyree Transformers integrated Safety, Environmental and Quality system procedures and risk assessments. The Callide shutdown project demonstrates Tyree Transformers continued commitment to supporting our customers with specialised transformer skills.

Tyree has also recently completed other site overhaul projects including the midlife refurbishment and bushing upgrades of Origin Energy’s Bendeela Hydro Electric Power Station 100MVA 330kV/16kV transformers.

Tyree Transformers has always supported the transformers we manufacture with a comprehensive site installation, testing and overhaul capability supported by our highly experienced in-house transformer design team. After our recent expansion the Tyree Transformer service team now has the capability to support all of our customer’s transformer field service & overhaul needs across all brands and ratings of transformers.

For inquiries about our transformer site services or for any of your transformer needs, please contact the Tyree Transformers team on or by telephone +61 248726177.

Powering up Underground

Tyree has recently delivered a 33kV/11kV 13MVA/17MVA, KNAN/KNAF, FR3 Oil Filled power transformer to a mine in Mt Isa Queensland.

The transformer is installed approximately two kilometres underground within the mine and is designed to operate in areas of the mine where ambient temperatures range between 45 and 55  degrees Celsius.
As a result of this onerous specification and the extreme operating environment, the Tyree Transformer’s engineering team custom designed a robust hermetically sealed transformer.
Proven by type testing, the design met and exceeded the performance specification during testing which is now proven in operation.

For further details on this project and any inquiries for custom built power transformers, distribution transformers and kiosk substation please please contact our sales team by telephone on +61 2 4872 6177 or by email

Kiosk Solutions Brochure

Tyree has released a new Kiosk Brochure describing our range of kiosks available in our brochure centre catering for a whole range of industries including industrial, mining, commercial, water, defence, renewable, and power utility applications. To view the brochure directly click here or go to our brochure centre.

Tyree can also manufacture customised kiosk design. If you require a kiosk solution please contact our sales team by telephone on 02 48726177 or by email

Moreton Bay Rail Link

Tyree has recently supplied twelve new 25,000V Booster Transformers and three 25,000V Auxiliary Supply Transformers as part of the Moreton Bay Rail Link (MBRL) project. The Moreton Bay Rail link incorporates 12.6 kilometres of additional heavy gauge dual-track rail line connecting between Petrie and Kippa-Ring on the Redcliffe peninsula in the South East of Queensland, further extending the QR City train suburban link on the Caboolture line.

Proven by full type testing, including full short circuit testing, the 25,000V Booster Transformers are continuously rated at 300 amps, with an overload rating of 600amps for 10 seconds and a short circuit rating of 3 seconds.

Mounted trackside these transformers feature an impulse rating of 250kVpeak and a galvanised tank construction. This project demonstrates Tyree Transformer’s ongoing commitment to providing specialised transformers to the rail transport sector in Australian and New Zealand through our extensive in house engineering capability in the design, manufacture and servicing of a comprehensive range of transformers for the rail sector, including, 25kV traction transformers, traction rectifier transformers, reactors, auxiliary supply transformers, kiosk substations and power transformers.

For all of your rail industry and specialised transformer needs, please contact our sales team by telephone on 02 48726177 or by email