​Lemonthyme Power Station

Project Type

Asbestos removal in North Tasmania

About The Project

The Lemonthyme Power Station is a conventional hydroelectric power station located in north-western Tasmania, Australia. It is the third station in the Mersey–Forth run-of-river scheme that comprises seven conventional hydroelectric power stations and one mini hydro station. The station was commissioned in 1968.

The scope of works was high risk requiring a level of expertise to ensure a safe environment for our workers and a quality result was delivered. The PowerStation was originally clad in an Galbestos coated steel sheet material which was rapidly deteriorating. The work included removal and installation of new cladding and roofing including bird proofing, new man hatch and frame supports. A 6-level scaffolding was erected to access the walls and roof for removal. Great detail and attention being given during the removal to maintain all areas unaffected by asbestos to ensure the historical value of the premises remains and that environmental contaminants were controlled.

Mendelssohn Construction were able to provide the services and skills to achieve the scope within the agreed timeframes whilst maintaining a safe work area for all employees and the public. Just some of these services included;

  • Asbestos removal
  • Steel works
  • Cladding and roofing
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Plumbing upgrades
  • Major crane works

Challenges encountered throughout project were;

  • High level scaffold erected and canter levered over water below
  • Crane and man box works
  • Tight access and landing areas with numerous trades working altogether

Maintaining the building water tight from inclement weather while removing asbestos and reinstating the walls and roof linings.

Lemonthyme power station
Lemonthyme power station