Airborne LiDAR to survey Qld electricity network

Friday, 29 June, 2018

Airborne LiDAR to survey Qld electricity network

Powerlink will use aerial survey technology to undertake an engineering assessment of its Northern and Central transmission network.

The project will use helicopter laser (LiDAR) scanning to identify maintenance issues and update records on over 3000 km of powerline.

The updated drawings, provided by NM Group, will enable Powerlink to plan improvement work, manage vegetation risk and help plan future powerlines. NM Group will also assist with engineering designs.

Aerial LiDAR technology will be used to take thousands of measurements, providing the high level of detail needed to model Powerlink’s network. The work will form an important part of ensuring safe and reliable power transmission for the utility.

Shane Brunker, Technical Director of NM Group, said, “This is an important project that will help Powerlink continue to deliver a reliable service to Queenslanders. Powerlink have used LiDAR and geospatial data for many years. I am really pleased they selected NM Group.”

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