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Vector first response crews now can use bus, T2 and T3 lanes

Published: Mon 28 Sep 2015 09:41 AM
Vector first response crews now allowed to use bus, T2 and T3 lanes when responding to emergency calls
Vector is pleased to advise that Vector first response crews will be allowed to use bus, T2 and T3 lanes in emergency situations. These include car v asset incidents and other network emergency situations.
Vector would like to acknowledge the approval given by Auckland Transport, enabling the faster transit times of our emergency response crews through Auckland traffic.
Network summary for week ending 27 September 2015
Electricity
Our crews were kept busy replacing damaged poles during the week. Two were replaced in Glen Eden, with a car vs pole event responsible for one of these. There were a further two car v asset incidents in Parnell and Manurewa during the week.
We coordinated with Chorus over repairs to a pole down in Epsom North. Our crews rehung the power lines once Chorus had reinstated their asset there.
Mangere was the site of three of the reported house/building fires during the week, with a fourth in Ranui. Power isolations were only required at two of these sites, and one customer had to be referred to a private electrician.
Our crews were called to a case of lines down in Waiake during the week. There was no damage to our network, and our crews were stood down by emergency services.
Gas
Contractors isolated damage to our gas network in Northcote Point during the week, after reports of a smell of gas. Our crews also carried out repairs to our network in Bayswater.
Damage was isolated to our network in Silverdale and in Hamilton, after reports of third party damage there.
Projects
Vector crews have been onsite at Fonterra’s Waikato Lichfield plant where a project is underway to upgrade the site’s 11kV network.
The increased capacity of supply will support this new powder plant, which has an expected output of 30T of milk powder per hour.
Vector’s works at Fonterra in Lichfield will be completed at the end of 2016.
Shorts
• Vector owns over 18,000 kilometres of overhead and underground lines in the greater Auckland area, and 12,752 of gas pipe lines, almost half of which supply gas to Auckland.
• Vector, proud sponsor of the Arena.
About Vector: (www.vector.co.nz)
Vector is New Zealand’s leading multi-network infrastructure company which delivers energy and communication services to more than one million homes and businesses across the country. The company owns and manages a unique portfolio of businesses, which consists of electricity distribution, gas transmission and distribution, electricity and gas metering installations and data management services, natural gas and LPG, fibre optic networks along with solar and energy storage solutions. Vector is listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange with ticker symbol VCT. Our majority shareholder, with a 75.4% stake, is the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust (AECT).
For further information, visit www.vector.co.nz

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