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Wailoa Half Life Refurbishment

A major restoration of Fiji’s largest hydroelectricity facility

  • $30M

    Construction (USD)

  • 80MW

    Generating Capacity

  • 400

    GWh Annual Yield

  • Viti Levu, Fiji

    Viti Levu, Fiji

Modernising a hydroelectricity plant to meet the growing needs of the Fijian people

Our team has been overseeing the upgrade of Fiji’s main power station and largest hydroelectric plant. The scheme, commissioned in the early 1980s, is situated in the remote highlands of Viti Levu, two hours’ drive from the capital, Suva. Because the plant provides most of the electricity for Viti Levu, restoring its reliability and extending its operating life is key to the renewable power and security of supply to the people of Fiji—while also important to reducing the community’s reliance on fossil fuels.

The station supplies a significant proportion of the total power demand on the Island’s electricity grid, drawing water from the Monasavu reservoir, 600 vertical meters above. Drawing on our local and global hydropower plant experience, we’ve provided engineering and design advice, contract management, technical support, project coordination, site supervision and commissioning, and owner’s engineer services.

Through the participation of Energy Fiji Limited, the project has also provided an opportunity to upskill and develop the capabilities of many local people.

With this major mechanical and electricity-generating modernisation, the Wailoa hydroelectric plant will improve dependability and sustainability for those who rely on its power—today and well into the future.

At a Glance

  • Energy Fiji Limited
Meet Our Team

Robin Spittle , Hydropower Consultant

I haven’t stopped learning since I started working as a consultant. Every project provides a unique challenge and new lesson.

Jethro McCulloch, Senior Principal Electrical Engineer/Team Leader

We all deserve safe, affordable, and reliable water resources and infrastructure, a key to our culture and lifestyle—I help with that.
Jethro McCulloch Senior Principal Electrical Engineer/Team Leader Read More

Chris Baddock, Electrical Discipline Leader

With innovative engineering, we can upgrade our water infrastructure to turn waste into resources and achieve better outcomes for everyone.
Chris Baddock Electrical Discipline Leader Read More

Robin Spittle

Hydropower Consultant

Jethro McCulloch

Senior Principal Electrical Engineer/Team Leader

Chris Baddock

Electrical Discipline Leader

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