Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com

Aerial Industrial Photography At Loy Yang Power Station….

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.

Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Aerial view of Loy Yang Power Station, Traralgon – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
- image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Pre-flight brief no 1 – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
- image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Adam from Absafe and Andy our pilot… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Aerial Industrial Photography © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
On another pass – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

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…

Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Trying to install the cradle in a tricky cross wind… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
- image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Crew brief no 2 – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Loading up the crew’s tools… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Practicing the exit on the ground – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
- image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Home for the next few hours, before abseiling down – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
- image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Waiting for a ride – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
- image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
- image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Thumbs up – © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015

Once the maintenance crews were installed, I was offered the opportunity on a few minutes inside the cooling tower, which naturally I jumped at…

Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
© Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Inside looking out… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
Loy Yang Power Station - image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Looking up at the work crew on the lip… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015
- image by Architectural, Commercial and Industrial Melbourne based photographer Michael Evans - © Michael Evans Photographer 2015 - www.michaelevansphotographer.com
Discussing the task at hand… © Michael Evans Photographer 2015

My thanks indeed to SRG Limited for a fabulous day doing what I love to do!

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2 thoughts on “Aerial Industrial Photography At Loy Yang Power Station….

  1. 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 🙂

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