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EnergyConnect – Whittens Buronga Substation

EnergyConnect project has emerged as a groundbreaking initiative that will revolutionize the sharing of electricity between New South Wales (NSW), Victoria, and South Australia. At the heart of this transformative project lies Dextra’s indispensable contribution – supplying almost 30,000 meters of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) rebar in diameters 13mm, 25mm, and 38mm. This not only marks a monumental step in the realm of construction but also propels the vision of a more sustainable and interconnected future.

The EnergyConnect Project

The EnergyConnect project is a testament to Australia’s commitment to enhancing energy infrastructure and promoting cooperation between states. This project aims to create a robust electricity transmission network that will enable efficient sharing of power resources across three states. As Australia transitions towards cleaner and more sustainable energy solutions, the EnergyConnect project plays a pivotal role in fostering a resilient and interconnected power grid.

Dextra’s Contribution

Dextra supplied a substantial quantity of GFRP rebar, showcasing its commitment to providing cutting-edge and sustainable construction materials. The use of GFRP rebar is a game-changer in the construction industry, offering a corrosion-resistant alternative to traditional steel reinforcement.

The 30,000 meters of GFRP rebar, ranging in diameters from 13mm to 38mm, were strategically incorporated to reinforce electrical transmission line and substation structures. This not only enhances the structural integrity of the infrastructure but also aligns with the broader goal of reducing the environmental impact of construction activities.

Advantages of GFRP Rebar

GFRP rebar, also known as Fiberglass Reinforced Polymer (FRP) rebar, brings several advantages to the construction table. Unlike traditional steel reinforcement, GFRP rebar is corrosion-resistant, making it an ideal choice for projects in regions with challenging environmental conditions. The EnergyConnect project, spanning multiple states with diverse climates, benefits immensely from this corrosion-resistant characteristic, ensuring the longevity and durability of the infrastructure.

Furthermore, GFRP rebar is significantly lighter than steel, simplifying transportation and handling during the construction process. This contributes to increased efficiency and reduced labor costs, making it an attractive choice for large-scale projects like EnergyConnect.

Related Solutions


At every moment of your customer journey, Dextra teams dedicate themselves to the production of smart construction solutions that allow our customers to reach higher productivity and safety levels on their construction sites.

Dextra holds physical stocks on several continents, complemented in each country by the local inventories of our distributors. With this extended network, Dextra makes sure our products are always at reach no matter where our partners are.

For solutions that require to be customized, Dextra can also go beyond our standard delivery times and offer accelerated delivery schemes. Consult us for more information.

From 3 major industrial sites located in Bangkok (Thailand), Guangzhou (China), and Pune (India), Dextra completely owns its manufacturing facilities and processes. This allows us to have complete control over the timing of our operations and the quality of the solutions produced.

An independently accredited material testing laboratory, accredited to ISO-IEC17025, is located at Dextra’s main Bangkok factory, allowing the testing of material and products.

Dextra aims to supply products that exceed the most demanding international technical approvals and it is our goal to create maximum customer satisfaction by complying with our clients’ needs and specified requirements.

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