Notices to Mariners

M79-18 Mersey River – Installation of Transmission Lines

Notice No.

Zinfra has been contracted by TasNetworks to replace a transmission line conductor between Devonport and Wesley Vale.

A section of this transmission line spans the Mersey River. The existing conductors will be used as a draw wire to pull through the new conductors.

Zinfra does not anticipate that the work will affect any river vessels, commercial or recreational, as the conductor will be pulled through at its existing height or just below.  Nevertheless, Zinfra will position a boat on the river in case an emergency arises and the conductor falls to the water.  It is to be noted that the power will be de-energised during the works.

The above works will commence 1 May to 3 May 2018 inclusive.

If you have any queries please contact Zinfra’s Project Manager, Mr Andrew Hadley on

0417 391 103.