A rope access technician in a high-visibility orange suit and helmet is suspended along a large concrete dam's steep, weather-stained face. The worker, secured by multiple safety lines, is engaged in maintenance or inspection tasks, emphasising the specialised skills required for vertical work environments.

Power & Utilities

Having secure, affordable energy delivered to our homes combined with reliable and efficient utilities such as water, sewage services, dams, and natural gas enables New Zealand to thrive and improves our economy and the quality of life for each New Zealander. An interesting fact from the power generation market segment is that NZ is one of the countries with the lowest carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation because of our heavy usage (over 82%) of renewable energy sources.

Abseil Access provides a suite of specialist services to support routine maintenance, shutdowns, and turnarounds (TARs) and a wealth of experience, both nationally and internationally, in supporting inspection and integrity management. As part of the Vertech Group of companies, we can offer world-class inspection, RDVI robotics, and NDT capabilities to complement our core service lines, including rope access, confined space entry, specialist maintenance, and geotechnical services across a broad spectrum of power and utility assets.

Shutdown & Turnaround Services

Power plant and utility asset shutdowns and turnarounds are intense periods of activity aimed at maintaining and increasing the plant’s reliability, availability, and efficiency. Abseil Access understands that these critical activities can add significant value to the community and asset owner if planned and delivered well.

The Abseil Access and Vertech NZ shutdown and turnaround teams provide high-quality, high-value, innovative services to save costs and improve safety.

Power shutdown and turnaround services.
Our power shutdown and turnaround services provided includes:

Maintenance Services

Power and utility assets are essential in fulfilling the ever-increasing demand for electricity and critical services, but like any machine, they require inspection and maintenance.

The Abseil Access maintenance teams include rope access and multi-skilled tradespeople who provide intelligent solutions to routine or complex asset maintenance activities.

Power and utility maintenance services.
Our core power services to these assets include:

Integrity & Inspection Services

All engineered equipment has a finite life and deteriorates over time with use. Abseil Access and its sister company, Vertech NZ, provide comprehensive in-service inspection services across a range of power generation and utility facilities to assist our clients in managing their assets’ integrity.

Through qualified and experienced personnel and industry-leading integrity services, we actively reduce cost and risk and keep people and the environment safe while meeting code and statutory and legislative requirements.

Power and utility integrity inspection services.
Our power and utility integrity inspection services include: