April 30, 2021

A scheduled overhaul of Unit 1 at Tarong Power Station began on Friday and will run until June 19.

Tarong power stations site manager Wayne Martyn said the overhaul would bring a welcome boost to accommodation, hospitality and tourism sectors in the South Burnett.

He said the project would create 550 jobs and include 14,500 activities.

“The overhaul attracts contractors to fill a range of roles including welding and boiler making, mechanical and electrical trades, technical engineering specialists, riggers, scaffolders and cleaners,” Mr Martyn said.

“We look forward to welcoming our overhaul workforce, many of whom helped us undertake our overhauls in 2020.

“We have continued to implement and promote COVID-19 controls across site, including the use of thermographic cameras, physical distancing, and personal hygiene.

“Stanwell will continue to liaise with relevant authorities to ensure the safety of employees, contractors and community members whilst the statutory maintenance is undertaken.”

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