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CLOSE-UP LOOK AT FIRE PREPAREDNESS
News 13-11-17

The new Latrobe City Mayor and Deputy Mayor were among a community group given a close-up look at ENGIE Hazelwood’s fire preparedness program last week. For more information see media release directly below. 
Close-up look at fire preparedness - Media release

  • Fire Preparedness Pictures - Click Here



  • HAZELWOOD ENGINE IS GIVEN NEW LIFE ON THE WALHALLA RAILWAY

    News 8-11-17

    A D348 Caterpillar diesel engine, once used in the Hazelwood Mine, will have a new life carrying passengers along the Walhalla Goldfields Railway. For more information see media release directly below.
    Hazelwood engine is given new life on the Walhalla Railway - media release






    HAZELWOOD FIRE PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITIES
    News 8-11-17

    ENGIE Hazelwood Fire Preparation - November Advert



     

    HAZELWOOD REHABILITATION PROJECT CONTINUES COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
    News 2-11-17

    ENGIE Hazelwood will outline its plans for the upcoming fire season at its last community consultation session for the year in Morwell on Wednesday 15 November. For more information see media release directly below.
    Hazelwood Project Community Consultation - Media release


    LESSONS LEARNT AT CFA TRAINING EXERCISE
    News 2-11-17

    More than 80 CFA volunteers from across the region went through training drills around the Hazelwood Power Station on Sunday as part of their annual joint training initiative. For further information see media release directly below.
    Lessons learnt at CFA training exercise - Media release


    COMMUNITY CONSULTATION INVITE
    News 30-10-17

    Upcoming Community Consultation will be held on Wednesday 15 November. For more information see directly below.
    ENGIE Hazelwood Community Consultation Invite





    COMMUNITY CONSULTATION UPDATE
    News 23-10-17

    ENGIE Hazelwood’s key personnel sat down one-on-one at a Community Consultation session in September discussing Mine rehabilitation, Station decommissioning, health and safety, and fire preparedness. More than 90 people attended the session, with key comments from the discussion captured in the consultation update directly below.
    Hazelwood Closure - Community Consultation Update - September 2017


    PORTABLE WATER PUMP FINDS A NEW HOME
    News 23-10-17

    A portable water pump, once housed in Hazelwood Mine’s Dredger 11, will now be put to good use by the Newborough Fire Brigade.  Fore more information see media release directly below.
    Portable Pump donated to CFA - Media release 





    MILESTONE IN STATION DECOMMISIONING
    News 11-10-17

    Station decommissioning at ENGIE Hazelwood achieved a significant milestone this week, with the one millionth litre of oil being removed from the site. Fore more information see media release directly below.
    Milestone in Station decomissioning - Media release

     




    ENGIE HAZELWOOD INFORMATION POP-UP STANDS
    News 11-10-17

    Visit the ENGIE Hazelwood Information Pop-Up Stands throughout Latrobe Valley this month to join in the conversation and find out more about the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project. ENGIE Hazelwood representatives look forward to listening to your ideas and feedback on the Hazelwood mine rehabilitation concept plans.
    For more information see directly below.


    Hazelwood Information Pop-up Stand - Advert







    HERITAGE CONSULTANTS COMMENCE ASSESMENT
    News 10-10-17

    Heritage consultants have begun their on-site assessment of ENGIE Hazelwood’s buildings, equipment and other items. For more information see media release directly below.
    Heritage Consultants commence assessment - Media release



    HAZELWOOD MINE REHABILITATION - FOCUS GROUPS
    News 6-10-17

    At our recent Hazelwood community engagement workshop, our community expressed a desire to have further round-table discussions with our experts on proposed Mine rehabilitation activities. To book your attendance at one of the sessions see the dates below.
    Hazelwood Mine Rehabilitation Focus Groups - Advert






    HAZELWOOD
    EQUIPMENT HELPS IN SCIENCE EDUCATION
    News 5-10-17

    ENGIE Hazelwood is helping Latrobe Valley primary and secondary school students with their science education. For more information see media release directly below.

    Chemical Lab equipment donations benefit school students - Media release
     





    HAZELWOOD COMMUNITY UPDATE
    News 27-9-17

    Last week ENGIE Hazelwood held a community consultation session as part of the continuation of a series of information, consultation and engagement sessions aimed at the Latrobe Valley community which will be held throughout the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project. Over 90 attendees participated in a workshop allowing one-on-one interaction with management.

    A follow up to the broader community will feature in Thursday’s Latrobe Valley Express, by way of an Open Letter to the Community.

    To read the letter, and find out more about what has been happening six months following closure, click directly below.


    Hazelwood Community Update September 2017 - Advert Pg 1Hazelwood Community Update September 2017 - Advert Pg 2





    ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION AUTHORITY VISITS HAZELWOOD

    News 27-9-17

    Site rehabilitation was the subject of discussion when senior officers from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of Victoria visited ENGIE Hazelwood recently. For further information see the media release directly below.
    Environment Protection Authority visit Hazelwood - Media release





    NEW MINE COMMISSIONER VISITS

    News 14-9-17

    Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner, Rae Mackay, met with Hazelwood’s senior management team recently to outline his new role. For further information see the Hazelwood closure update directly below.
    New Mine Commissioner visits - Hazelwood closure update






    GARDS GIVEN OVERVIEW OF HAZELWOOD PROJECT
    News 14-9-17


    Last month members of the Gippsland Asbestos Related Diseases Support Group (GARDS) committee were given an overview of the Hazelwood Power Station Decommissioning Project following a visit to site. 
    For further information see the Hazelwood closure update directly below.

    GARDS given overview of Hazelwood Project - Hazelwood closure update






    JOIN OUR SENIOR HAZELWOOD MANAGERS IN THE CONVERSATION
    News 14-9-17


    Senior management from ENGIE Hazelwood want you to join them in the conversation at a roundtable forum on Wednesday 20 September. For further information see the media release, advert and invite directly below.

    Hazelwood Project Community Consultation - Media ReleaseHazelwood Community Consultation - 20 September 2017 - Advert



     

    NEW PROCESS FOR MINE PROJECT
    News 7-9-17


    A Bucket Wheel Excavation Project is under way in the Hazelwood Mine as part of the site’s rehabilitation activities. For further information please see media release directly below. 

    New process for Mine Project - Media release
  • TS2 Stacker Pictures - Click here




  • DECOMMISSIONING OF LARGE MINING EQUIPMENT

    News 16-8-17


    Decommissioning of the Large Mining Equipment (LME) in the Hazelwood Mine is continuing, with three dredgers and a mobile slewing conveyor parked in their final resting place.
    For further information please see media release directly below.   

    Decommissioning of Large Mining Equipment - Media release


    REDUNDANT PIPES REMOVED FROM HAZELWOOD MINE
    News 16-8-17

    Works are continuing on removing the redundant fire service pipework from the Eastern Batters. For further information please see media release directly below.   
    Redundant pipes removed from Hazelwood Mine - Media release


    FAMILY REUNITED WITH MEMORIAL PLAQUE
    News 8-8-17

    Former Hazelwood Power Station chemist, Val Myers, was a familiar figure riding around the site on her old bicycle to carry out chemical testing. Val was one of a handful of women who broke new ground when she worked as an industrial chemist for Yallourn and then Hazelwood. For further information please see media release directly below.

    Val Myers family recieves memorial plaque - Media release




    HAZELWOOD EQUIPMENT SALE

    News 28-7-17

    ENGIE in Australia is committed to the safe and sustainable decommissioning of the Hazelwood Power Station. This includes the removal of surplus equipment not required for demolition works.  For more information see media release directly below or click here.
    Hazelwood equipment sale - Media release

     



    EASTERN BATTERS REHABILITATION PROGRESS
    News 27-7-17

    Rehabilitation of Hazelwood Mine’s Eastern Batters is progressing. This is the area of the Mine that can be seen from the Princes Highway, adjacent to the Morwell township. For more information see media release directly below.
    Eastern Batters Rehabilitation progresses - Media release
  • Eastern Batters Pictures - Click here




  • KNUCKLE PIPELINE PROJECT COMPLETED
    News 27-7-17

    Stage 2 of the Knuckle Project has been completed following the last tie-in of the 750DN Dirty Water Pipeline. For more information see media release directly below.
    Knuckle pipeline project completed - Media release
  • Knuckle Pipeline Realignment Project Pictures - Click here




  • DUST MITIGATION INITIATIVE COMPLETED
    News 20-7-17

    The largest Hazelwood ash pond is now bright green after being sprayed with a non-toxic dust suppressant. The aerial spraying of Hazelwood Ash Pond 4 (HAP4) was a first for the business and will assist in mitigating dust during periods of high wind. For more information see media release directly below.
    Dust mitigation initiative completed - Media release
  • HAP4 Dust Suppression Pictures - Click Here




  • HAZELWOOD COMMENCES HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AUDIT
    News 18-7-17

    Hygienists from the Edge Group arrived on site at Hazelwood this week to start a Hazardous Materials Audit required as part of the Division 6, 2017 Occupational Health Safety regulations for the site’s pre-demolition and rehabilitation. For more information see media release directly below.
    Hazelwood commences Hazardous Materials Audit - Media relaese


    HAZELWOOD HISTORY BOOK AVAILABLE

    News 5-7-17

    A hard-cover coffee table book, presenting a pictorial history of the Hazelwood Power Station and Mine over the last 52 years, is now available to the public. 
    For more information see media release directly below or click here.

    Hazelwood history book available - Media release


    LARGE MINING EQUIPMENT DECOMMISSIONING PROGRAM
    News 5-7-17

     Dredgers 9 and10, together with mobile slew S96, have been safely relocated to a large clay-capped bench in the Hazelwood Mine, ready to be decommissioned as part of the overall decommissioning program. For more information see media release directly below.
    Large Mining Equipment decommissioning program - Media release
  • Mine Bench Pictures - Click here




  • HAZELWOOD COMMUNITY UPDATE
    News 20-6-17

    Last week ENGIE Hazelwood held a community information session as part of the continuation of a series of information, consultation and engagement sessions aimed at the Latrobe Valley community which will be held throughout the closure process.

    A follow up to the broader community will feature in Thursday’s Latrobe Valley Express, by way of an Open Letter to the Community.

    To read the letter, and find out more about what has been happening three months following closure, click directly below.

    Community Update June 2017 - Advert SpreadCommunity Update June 2017 - Left Hand Page - SingleCommunity Update June 2017 - Right Hand Page - Single

     

    LEVEL 2 DUMP TRANSFER PROJECT
    News 15-6-17

    The M308 conveyor system has been released for operation, bringing the Level 2 Dump Transfer Project to a successful completion. For more information see media release directly below.
    Level 2 Dump Transfer project - Media release
  • Level 2 Dump Transfer Pictures - Click here




  • MINE PIPELINE PROJECT
    News 15-6-17

    The 2017 Knuckle Pipeline Realignment Project is a major rehabilitation activity underway in the Hazelwood Mine.For more information see media release directly below.
    Mine Pipeline Project - Media release
  • Knuckle Pipeline Realignment Project Pictures - Click here




  • HAZELWOOD DUST SUPPRESSION SPRAYING  

    News 7-6-17


    A helicopter will be used for aerial spraying of one of ENGIE Hazelwood’s ash ponds as part of dust suppression activities. The work is planned from 19 June to 23 June, weather permitting. For further information see the media release and advert directly below.
    Hazelwood dust suppression spraying - Media releaseHazelwood Aerial Spray Advert


    ROUTINE CHIMNEY MAINTENANCE SAFELY COMPLETED 
    News 6-6-17

    A routine maintenance project on the eight Hazelwood chimneys has been safely completed. The year-long project ensures the integrity of the 137 metre high structures until the next stage of the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project. 
    For further information see the media release directly below.
    Routine chimney maintenance safely completed - Media release


    TS2 MOVE AND DREDGER 25 OUTAGE
    News 30-5-17

  • TS2 Move Pictures - Click Here

  • As part of the ongoing Hazelwood Mine Rehabilitation program, the continuing overburden operation is undergoing a significant redevelopment. For further information see the closure update directly below.
    TS2 move and Dredger 25 outage - Closure update


    INTERNAL CLEANING WORKS COMPLETED
    News 30-5-17

    Now internal cleaning of the eight Hazelwood Power Station boilers has been completed, attention has turned to the outside of the large chambers. For further information see the closure update directly below.
    Internal cleaning works completed - Closure update
  • Precipitator Pictures - Click Here




  • HAZELWOOD SLOT BUNKER (HSB) CLEANING
    News 30-5-17

    The Hazelwood Slot Bunker (HSB) once stored more than 25,500 tonne of raw coal to supply the Hazelwood Power Station’s eight operating units. For further information see the closure update directly below.
    Hazelwood Slot Bunker (HSB) cleaning - Closure update


    FIRE SERVICES PIPEWORK ENHANCED
    News 18-5-17

    Installation of new sections of pipe will reinforce the existing extensive network of pipework in the Hazelwood Mine to ensure fire readiness. For further information see the media release directly below.
    Fire services pipework enhanced - Media release
  • Mine Fire Services Pipework Pictures - Click Here




  • MINE USES SIDE-CASTING METHOD
    News 18-5-17

    Hazelwood Mine’s Production and Planning Groups saw an opportunity recently to capitalise on a short outage for a large stacker in the overburden dump. For further information see the media release directly below.
    Mine uses side-casting method - Media release


    TRANSFORMER WORK WELL ADVANCED
    News 16-5-17

    The eight transformers, used to convert low voltage power from Hazelwood Power Station to high voltage for distribution to the grid, are in the process of disconnection. For more information see media release directly below.
    Transformer work well advanced - Media release
  • Switchyard Pictures - Click Here




  • FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR MINE DREDGERS
    News 3-5-17

    Work is taking shape on the final resting place for two Hazelwood Mine dredgers (Bucket Wheel Excavators) and associated large mining equipment (LME). For more information see media release directly below.
    Final resting place for Mine dredgers - Media release
  • Mine Bench Pictures - Click Here




  • STATION BOILERS GET A THOROUGH CLEANING
    News 3-5-17

    Progressive cleaning has started on the eight massive boilers located in the heart of Hazelwood Power Station. For more information see media release directly below.
    Station boilers get a thorough cleaning - Media release
  • Boiler Hearth Cleaning Pictures - Click Here




  • HAZELWOOD CLOSURE - OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY

    News 30-3-17

    Tomorrow, 31 March 2017, marks the end of an era for the electricity industry in the Latrobe Valley, with the formal closure of ENGIE in Australia’s Hazelwood business. For more information see Open letter to the community advert below.
    Hazelwood Closure - Open Letter to the Community - Advert


    END OF GENERATION AT HAZELWOOD
    News 29-3-17

    At 4.56 pm today, the final 200 megawatt generating unit to be taken off-line, unit 1, was desynchronised from the national electricity system. Unit 1 was the first Hazelwood generating unit to come into operation on 30 November 1964. For more information see media release directly below.
    Hazelwood generation ends  


    HAZELWOOD UNITS COME OFFLINE
    News 27-3-2017

    The process of taking Hazelwood units offline started today and will result in some visual emissions from the stacks although they remain within EPA limits. For more information see media release directly below.
    Hazelwood units come offline



    HAZELWOOD CLOSURE UPDATE
    News 23-3-17

    The process of shutting down generation at Hazelwood will commence progressively next week. See update directly below.
    Hazelwood Closure Update