Watching for Jobs at the Tennant Creek Power Station Upgrade – NT

Watching for Jobs at the Tennant Creek Power Station Upgrade – NT

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About the Tennant Creek Power Station Upgrade

The Northern Territory Government as the owner of the Tennant Creek Power Station has announced a $26 million upgrade.

Quick Facts:

  • 150km south of Tennant creek, NT.
  • Owner – Territory Generation (Northern Territory Government).
  • Project scope approximately $26 million.
  • Approximately 27 direct jobs expected to come during the construction phase.
  • Clarke Energy selected to deliver the project.
  • Expansion will involve the implementation of three 2 megawatt gas fired spark ignition reciprocating engine and a 1.5 MW diesel fired reciprocating engine power station to be located adjacent to the existing plant
  • Works at the plant are due to start June 2016 and be commissioned by December 2017.
  • See also – Watching for Jobs at the Owen Springs Power Station Expansion

Occupations Potentially Required at the Tennant Creek Power Station Upgrade

A gas-fired construction job like this will usually require:

  • Electrical Trades
  • Mechanical Trades
  • Metal Trades
  • Formworkers / Concretors
  • Dogging / Rigging / Scaffolding
  • Mobile Plant Operators / Truck Drivers
  • Crane Operators
  • Labourers / Trades Assistants /
  • Peggy’s /Cleaning Staff
  • Health & Safety
  • Supervisors

Qualifications to help you get a foot in at the Tennant Creek Power Station Upgrade

Companies / Organisations Involved with the Tennant Creek Power Station Upgrade

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Tennant Creek Power Station Upgrade Greenfields Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a collective industrial agreement between either an employer and a trade union acting on behalf of employees or an employer and employees acting for themselves.

At this stage of the project no EBA’s are available. As any EBA’s are released they will be updated into this article.

Disclaimer: Cribhut provides this information with the best intentions, but purely as a guide.  Like most things in life, there are no guarantees.  Your lively hood is your own responsibility and even if following the above recommendations, it is still up to you to do your own research, to be patient, persistent and put in the hard work.

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