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APPROVAL GRANTED FOR ASH PONDS
NEWS 26-9-18

The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project will meet its best environmental practice guideline obligations when it caps its redundant on-site ash ponds. For more information see media release below.
Approval granted for Ash Ponds - Media release



OVERBURDEN PLANT GIVEN FINAL CLEAN

NEWS 26-9-18

Decommissioning works in the Hazelwood Mine, including the final cleaning of overburden plant, are well under way. For more information see media release below.

Overburden plant given final clean - Media release







SEEDING HAS A TINGE OF GREEN

NEWS 26-9-18

A project seeding grass directly into clay in the base of the Hazelwood Mine will help mitigate dust and erosion. For further information see media release directly below.
Seeding has a tinge of green - Media release





STUDENTS VISIT THE WHISTLEBLOWER MOVIE SET

NEWS 20-9-18

Fifty students from partner Secondary Schools and Federation Training attended the Gippsland Technical School to experience what it is like to work on a movie set when they visited the location of The Whistleblower film at ENGIE Hazelwood last Friday.

For further information see media release directly below.
Students visit The Whistleblower movie set - Media release
   





HAZELWOOD AERIAL SPRAYING

NEWS 10-9-18

A helicopter will be used to spray weeds and vegetation in hard-to-access places inside the ENGIE Hazelwood Mine. For further information see media release below.

Hazelwood aerial spraying - Media releaseHazelwood Weed Spraying September 2018 - Advert





‘THE WHISTLEBLOWER’ MOVIE DELIVERS COMMUNITY BENEFITS
NEWS 5-9-18

Lifeline Gippsland will have a new truck to collect much-needed goods and Rotary’s Centenary House will be fitted with solar panels, thanks to the production of an international film at the former Hazelwood Power Station.

For further information see media release directly below.

‘The Whistleblower’ movie delivers community benefits - Media release
  






PROJECT UPDATE - FURTHER MILESTONES ACHIEVED IN THE MINE
NEWS 16-8-18

A milestone for the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project was achieved on Tuesday 14 August 2018 with the offloading of S96 mobile slew conveyor. For further information se project update directly below. 

Further milestones achieved in the Mine - Project Update
  





RESPONSE TO EARTH RESOURCES REGULATION
NEWS 7-8-18

ENGIE Hazelwood was surprised to receive a notice from Earth Resources Regulation earlier today alleging a breach of the company’s Work Plan manning requirements in relation to fire risk mitigation.

For further information see media statement directly below.

ENGIE Hazelwood - Response to Earth Resources Regulation - Media statement  



COMMUNITY UPDATE

NEWS 1-8-18

Last week ENGIE Hazelwood met with members of the community to provide an update on the Rehabilitation Project.

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

To read the letter please see below.
ENGIE Community Update July 2018 - Advert DPSENGIE Community Update DPS Advert 7_18 Left Hand PageENGIE Community Update DPS Advert 7_18 Right Hand Page.pdf




COMMUNITY UPDATE

NEWS 26-7-18

Last night, ENGIE Hazelwood held an information sharing meeting which saw over 50 attendees. The session provided an update on the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project, which included details of the scope of Technical Studies that are being undertaken as part of the Mine Rehabilitation and Closure Plan.

To find out more about what has been happening onsite and what was presented on the evening please see below.

ENGIE Community Information Presentation - July 2018Hazelwood - Community Consultation Update - July 2018FAQs Hazelwood - Pondage July 2018FAQs Hazelwood Mine - Dust Suppression July 2018
VIDEO - Chimneys

The eight chimney structures that stand tall on the horizon are deteriorating rapidly, to hear more about the condition of the chimneys and what their future holds click on the video below. 







ENGIE HAZELWOOD COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING
NEWS 11-7-18

Let’s continue the conversation.


You’re invited to hear from ENGIE Hazelwood’s senior managers as they provide an overview on the range of technical studies being undertaken as part of the rehabilitation project.
Hazelwood Community Info Meeting 25-7-18 Advert








ENGIE HAZELWOOD COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING

NEWS 11-7-18

Let’s continue the conversation.


You’re invited to hear from ENGIE Hazelwood’s senior managers as they provide an overview on the range of technical studies being undertaken as part of the rehabilitation project.
Hazelwood Community Info Meeting 25-7-18 Advert





ENGIE HAZELWOOD TO ENGAGE ON DUST
NEWS 11-7-18

ENGIE Hazelwood will outline initiatives to mitigate dust from its site at a series of community events in Morwell on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 July.

Environmental Manager Regulatory, Ross Brooker, said since the Power Station and Mine ceased operating and rehabilitation earthworks had started, fugitive dust emissions could still occur on some days of high wind.

“We are carrying out a range of work to mitigate this happening and have introduced initiatives to better respond to unforeseen dust events,” Mr Brooker said.

“We want our community to understand the reasons these events can occur and what action we are taking to reduce any impact.”

See media release directly below.

ENGIE Hazelwood to engage on dust - Media release





HAZELWOOD RESPONDS TO LATROBE CITY COUNCIL MEETING
NEWS 3-7-18

 

ENGIE Hazelwood is open to continue discussions with Energy Brix Australia (EBAC) and the EPA Victoria on a common asbestos landfill.
For more information see media release directly below.

Hazelwood responds to Latrobe City Council meeting - Media release



HAZELWOOD CHIMNEYS AN ONGOING RISK
News 3-7-18

The structural integrity of the eight Hazelwood Power Station chimneys is deteriorating rapidly, ENGIE Hazelwood has warned.
For more information see media release directly below.
Hazelwood Power Station Chimneys - Media release.pdf


LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION - MOVIE TO BENEFIT COMMUNITY
NEWS 2-7-18

The Hazelwood Power Station is set to play a small role in hosting the largest Australian Chinese co-production movie to be filmed in Victoria.
For more information see media release directly below. 

Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project - Lights camera action Movie to benefit community - Media release


HAZELWOOD POWER STATION DECOMMISSIONING FINISHES SAFELY

News 7-6-18

The decommissioning of the Hazelwood Power Station has finished safely and on time. For further information see media release directly below. 

Hazelwood Power Station decommissioning finishes safely - Media release



HAZELWOOD REHABILITATION PROJECT - MINE LANDFORM

NEWS 6-6-18

ENGIE in Australia is committed to providing the Latrobe Valley and broader community with an end asset, for the Hazelwood Mine, which can be used for generations to come.

For further information see media release directly below. 
Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project – Mine landform - Media release



COMMUNITY UPDATE - MILESTONE ACHIEVED
NEWS 31-5-18

An open letter to the community highlights a significant milestone in the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project with the decommissioning of the Power Station now complete.

See advert  and video directly below.
ENGIE Hazelwood Community Update Advert - June 2018
VIDEO

ADVERT






HAZELWOOD MINE REHABILITATION VIDEO
News 29-5-18

The rehabilitation of Hazelwood is a first for this community. The mine boasts a perimeter boundary of 16 kilometres, a 100 metre average coal seam depth, with some 772 million tonnes of coal mined.

Members of our rehabilitation team explain the part they play in the Project and outline activities in which they have a key role. See video directly below. 





HAZELWOOD HOSTS BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS
News 29-5-18

The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project’s vision for a rehabilitated site was presented to Latrobe Valley business leaders last week. For more information see media release directly below.
Hazelwood hosts business and community leaders - Media release





HAZELWOOD DUST MITIGATION INITIATIVES
News 29-5-18

A series of dust suppression initiatives is being undertaken by the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project across the site. For more information see media release directly below.
Dust suppression activties - Media release
  





HERITAGE VICTORIA RECOMMENDATION
News 18-5-18

 

ENGIE Hazelwood acknowledges Heritage Victoria’s recommendation not to include the Hazelwood Power Station on the Victorian Heritage Register.

For more information see media release directly below
Heritage Victoria recommendation - Media release


TOE SURCHARGE PROJECT ENSURES MINE STABILITY

News 4-5-18

The Eastfield Easter Batters toe surcharge project is nearing its end, with the surcharge reaching its design capacity by Monday, 7 May.

For more information see project update below.

Toe surcharge project ensures Mine stability - Project update




FINAL TRACK SHIFT IN MINE
News 2-5-18

The final track shift for the M520 face conveyor in the Hazelwood Mine was a significant milestone for the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

For more information see project update directly below.
Final track shift in Mine - Project update



Track shift video 


Conveyor belt move video 

 



BRIGHT IDEAS FROM STUDENT
News 1-5-18

The new Gippsland Tech School officially opened on 26 April but students have already started classes with the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project a topic for discussion.

Students have been coming up with their own ideas about how the Mine should look after rehabilitation. Some used Lego to create a model of a lake, surrounded by recreational features and a hotel.

Another work in progress suggested a lake surrounded by a skateboard park and a rally car track. There was even a design for a hydro power plant on the site.

The students and teacher Ian Anderson had also listed some interesting facts about the Mine on a wall. For instance, do you know how many tennis balls would fit into the open cut? Exactly 4,698,410,000,000 – that’s enough to supply the Australian Open for more than 100 million years.

Do you know how many cans of Coke it would take to fill the open cut? Answer: 1,973,330,000,000 cans – that’s almost two trillion cans of coke which would take the entire world 1644 years to drink.

And just in case you were wondering how many elephants would fit into the open cut, the answer is 123,333,000 elephants – that’s with no gaps between them.

 
 




WATER SURGE TANK REPAIRED
News 1-5-18


A large clean water surge tank at Hazelwood has been repaired and cleaned safely, thanks to a coordinated effort from Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project employees and contractors.

For more information see project update directly below.

Water surge tank repaired - Project update




KEEPING OUR COMMUNITY INFORMED
News 1-5-18

Activities to keep the Latrobe Valley community informed about progress of the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project have continued over the last month.

For more information see project update directly below.
Keeping our community informed - Project update







HAZELWOOD MINE REHABILITATION
News 10-4-18

As part of Hazelwood’s ongoing community engagement activities, the community is invited to comment and provide further feedback on proposed mine rehabilitation activities at a round-table discussion with our Mine Technical Services Manager, James Faithful.

For more information see advert below.
Hazelwood Mine Rehabilitation - Advert





HAZELWOOD  REHABILITATION PROJECT 12 MONTHS ON
News 27-3-18

To mark the 12 month milestone since closure, and to recognise the efforts of all those involved in the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project a brochure insert will appear in the Latrobe Valley Express this Thursday titled: ‘Our Report to the Community’.

The brochure booklet provides a high level overview of the many activities that have taken place over the past year as part of the Station and Mine decommissioning and Mine Rehabilitation activities.

An open letter to the community will also feature with both documents attached below.

2017 ENGIE Hazelwood 12 months on - BrochureHazelwood 12 months on - Advert





COMMUNITY UPDATE
News 21-3-18 

Last week ENGIE Hazelwood commenced what will be the first of a series of consultation and information sharing sessions for 2018. Over 60 attendees were provided with an update on the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.

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 onsite see below.

Community Update Advert - March 2018 Community Information Presentation - March 2018 FAQs Hazelwood - Community Consult Update - March 2018 FAQs Hazelwood - Mine Decommissioning March 2018 FAQs Hazelwood - Mine Rehabilitation March 2018 FAQs Hazelwood - Station Decommissioning March 2018 FAQs Hazelwood - Water March 2018 FAQs Hazelwood - Future Use Objectives March 2018

VIDEO - Hazelwood Rehabilitated Mine - 3D Animation

The Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project is committed to achieve a rehabilitation goal that is aimed to provide a technically and practically feasible, Safe, Stable and Sustainable landscape that reflects community aspirations and the practicalities of Mine rehabilitation. Hazelwood’s end of life plan is for the Mine to be a large lake, surrounded by gently sloping revegetated batters.

Take a tour of a 3D animation of how the Mine might look by watching the video below.



WATER TANK MAINTENANCE WORK COMPLETED
News 14-3-18

A maintenance project on two water tanks at Hazelwood will ensure they remain reliable well into the future. 



For more information see project update directly below.

Water tank maintenance work completed - Project update






FIRE SERVICE DROPPER PIPE REPLACED
News 14-3-18

A 350 tonne crane was used to place one of the heaviest water pipe droppers ever installed at the coal batters in the Hazelwood Mine.

For more information see project update directly below.
Fire service dropper pipe replaced - Project update





END OF THE LINE FOR CONVEYOR BELT
News 4-3-18


The fire risk around the Hazelwood Mine’s M170 conveyor belt reel yard will be significantly reduced, following the removal of used steel cord conveyor belting as part of Mine decommissioning.

For further information see project update below.

End of the line for conveyor belt - Project update





HAZELWOOD PLAYS STARRING ROLE IN CFA TRAINING VIDEO
News 4-3-18

Some coal batters in the Hazelwood Mine turned white this week when they were sprayed with snow-like foam as part of a CFA training film.

To more information see project update and video directly below.

Hazelwood plays starring role in CFA training video - Project update

VIDEO - CFA training exercise





ERC GIVEN PROJECT UPDATE
News 1-3-18

Members of Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project’s Environmental Review Committee were taken on a tour of the Station and Mine this week to view decommissioning and rehabilitation progress.

The committee met for the first time in 2018 on Tuesday 27 February.

 


The Project’s Environmental Manager Regulatory, Ross Brooker, gave the group an overview of site activities and answered questions.


Members of Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project’s Environmental Review Committee inspect rehabilitation progress in the Mine.



TURBINE HOUSE POWERS OFF
News 1-3-18

Power has been disconnected from the Hazelwood Power Station Turbine House as part of ongoing decommissioning activities. For further information see project update directly below.
Turbine house powers off - Project update




WORKS UNDERWAY ON ASH AND CARBONATION PONDS
News 26-2-18

 

Pictured in the video below is a view from a drone of the Truck Shovel Earthworks to remove the Carbonation Pond Ash Material to HAP 1 (Hazelwood Ash Pond 1) as part of the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project.  

This work is being undertaken as part of the Ash Storage Rehabilitation Project, which started in December 2017 and is scheduled for completion in March 2018.


  
  


HAZELWOOD COMMUNITY INFORMATION MEETING
News 23-2-18

The site has been a hive of activity since closure of the operating Power Station and Mine. ENGIE Hazelwood senior management will provide an overview as well as an update on current and planned decommissioning and rehabilitation works for 2018 at a community information session to be held in March. See advert below.
Hazelwood Community Info Meeting 14_3_18 - Advert.pdf




CLOSURE BELT IS REELED IN
News 21-2-18

Eight conveyors, snaking from the Hazelwood Raw Coal Bunker to the Power Station, are progressively being removed. For further information see media release directly below.

 

 

 
 

 



HAZELWOOD REHABILITATION MESSAGE REACHES CRICKET FANS

Big Bash cricketers were in action for the first time in in the Latrobe Valley last Friday night and ENGIE Hazelwood was among the display stands that accompanied the event. For further information see media release directly below.
Hazelwood Rehabilitation message reaches cricket fans - Media release





TOPSOIL SPREADING FOR EASTERN BATTERS
News 18-12-17

 Topsoil spreading along the Hazelwood Mine’s Eastfield Eastern Batters started this week. For further information see media release directly below.

Topsoil spreading for Eastern Batters - Media release 
 


 

RACESOLUTIONS MOTORSPORT BENEFIT FROM DONATION
18-12-17

Redundant firefighting equipment from the ENGIE Hazelwood Power Station will be put to good use on Australian racetracks. See media release directly below. 
Racesolutions Motorsport benefit from donation - Media release





VIDEO - HAZELWOOD REHABILITATION PROJECT - FIRE PREPAREDNESS SUMMER 2017-2018
18-12-17

Seasonal fire preparedness measures undertaken prior to the commencement of Hazelwood’s own fire season, which was declared on 1st November 2017, are well advanced. Our first responders explain their roles and the activities they are involved in. See video directly below.

 




FIRE PREPAREDNESS ACTIVITIES

News 27-11-17
Fire Preparedness Activities Nov 2017 - Advert




SPECIALIST CONTRACTOR COMMENCES WORK ON UNDERGROUND INVESTIGATION
News 27-11-17

A detailed underground site investigation is under way at Hazelwood Power Station.

This investigation will help gain a better understanding of the soil and groundwater conditions under the Power Station block, in order to assess potential risks to the environment.

Underground investigation well under way - Media release
 
 





RESOURCE RECOVERY FOCUS AT HAZELWOOD
News 24-11-17

Underpinning the Gippsland Waste and Resource Recovery Group’s recently released Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan is a vision of waste as a valued resource. For more information see media release directly below.   

GWRRG_Resource Recovery Focus at Hazelwood - Media release


NOVEMBER 2017 COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
News 23-11-17

Last week ENGIE Hazelwood held a fourth and final community consultation session for 2107 relating to the Hazelwood Rehabilitation Project. Over 40 attendees were provided with an update on the feedback received from the September workshop sessions and provided comments on the draft Future Use Objectives. 

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 onsite see below.

Community Update November 2017 DPS - AdvertENGIE Community Update DPS Advert 11_17 Left Hand PageENGIE Community Update DPS Advert 11_17 Right Hand PageCommunity Consultation Presentation 30_10_2017




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