Hydroelectric power or hydroelectric energy has been a part of New Zealand’s energy system for over 100 years, providing more than half of the country’s electricity needs. Hydroelectric energy and our hydro stations are currently the primary source of renewable energy in New Zealand, and frequent inspection, repair, and ongoing maintenance is key to protecting our energy sources.
Penstock Specialist Access Services
Abseil Access offer comprehensive specialist access services to penstocks and hydro facilities including industrial rope access and confined space entry (CSE). Since 1992, the Abseil Access team have provided specialist access solutions to the hydroelectric market such as surveying, NDT and inspection, industrial maintenance, impressed current cathodic protection, and coating repairs.
Penstock Integrity Inspection
Deterioration of concrete or coating protection systems in penstocks can quickly become a real challenge for hydroelectric plant operators, costing significant amounts in remediation and repair if not identified and dealt with early. Abseil Access provides comprehensive inspection of concrete and steel penstocks providing detailed reports and recommendations to enable our clients to proactively manage the integrity of their asset or structure.
Our Group’s inspection pedigree,access services, and concrete or coating protection maintenance capabilities, ensure the Abseil Access team can provide safe, high quality, and cost-effective solutions for penstocks.
Penstock Remediation & Repair
Corrosion, erosion, and degradation of both steel and concrete penstocks can occur for a host of reasons be it incorrect application, wear, surface damage from scouring or lack of cathodic protection.
The Abseil Access team has provided a range of magnesium sacrificial anode installations, coating surveying and remediation as well as concrete inspection, maintenance, and repair services to penstocks across New Zealand to ensure the continued protection and operations of our client’s assets.