Taking a break from posting images from our European trip,the following set was from a recent commission by SRG Limited, whereby I was tasked with capturing the installation of some maintenance cradles on the steam outlet tower at Loy Yang Power Station. Working in conjunction with SRG were the crew from Absafe Engineering Services, who coincidentally have their HQ located just 200 metres from my apartment in Collingwood, Victoria.
The brief was to capture the overview of the tower from the air prior to the actual installation process, so that the images could offer not only a sense of the scope of works, but also serve as a reference as to the before and after nature of the maintenance repairs. Apparently the process of closing down one of these towers is not undertaken lightly, as it takes 5 days to actually achieve at a cost of over 2.5 million dollars (AUD).
Given my love of not only flying and aviation in general, but also my absolute passion for my work, I was indeed delighted to be documenting the events of the day as we lifted off in the Bell 212 helicopter flown by pilot Andy Stott of the excellent Jayrow Helicopter Services.
After our aerial survey it was time to hoist the cradles in place on the lip of the tower, which turned out to be an exercise in delicate skill and patience by the pilots as they apparently worked against a challenging cross wind…
Once the maintenance crews were installed, I was offered the opportunity on a few minutes inside the cooling tower, which naturally I jumped at…
My thanks indeed to SRG Limited for a fabulous day doing what I love to do!
2 thoughts on “Aerial Industrial Photography At Loy Yang Power Station….”
Wow… incredible images, Michael 🙂
I used to wonder what’s there inside those huge chimneys all these years …
Now I got that stunning view too 🙂
Thank you so much for sharing and have a beautiful day ahead 🙂
Thank you!! It really was a fun day – have a lovely weekend!!