With involvement in over 40 major Dam projects Australia wide, Queensland Hydraulics is recognised as the leader in the field for hydraulic solutions, including the design, manufacture and construction of:

  • Hydraulic cylinders for gate actuation
  • Hydraulic cylinders for valve actuation
  • Hydraulic control cubicles for gate and valve actuation

Here are some examples of major projects we have successfully completed

Ross River Dam

  • Design, manufacture, supply and installation of radial gate hydraulic hoisting system. Each radial gate had a dedicated power unit with built in redundancy that included a diesel driven pump designed into the power unit as well as each power unit being separately housed in a fireproof room.
  • Design, manufacture, supply and installation of hydraulic cylinders. On the compression stroke of the cylinder the design had to supply discipline to the compression forces and still control the load holding valves preventing the gates from running away (collapsing)
  • Design, manufacture, supply and installation of hydraulic power units.
  • Install leak proof reticulation system. For Dam safety, each reticulation system was housed in a separate pipe culvert.

The Dam has been in operation since 2007, it withstood the 2014 floods, with the only ongoing service being the changing of the oil.

Ross River Dam Radial Gate
Bridge over the radial gates and one of the local control cubicles

Northpine Dam

  • Design, manufacture, installation of emergency hydraulic drive system for operation of radial gates
  • Design and manufacture of emergency mobile (trailer mounted) hydraulic power unit
  • Implementation of Hydraulic reticulation system to allow all gates to be driven simultaneously

Following the 2011 Queensland floods, Queensland Hydraulics was engaged by SEQ Water to complete a major up-grade of the radial gate drive system at the North Pine Dam. The project was completed with the gates fully operational (excluding an 8 hour changeover period) by SEQ Water

Hinze Dam

QLD Hydraulics was selected by the American gate manufacturer Rodney Hunt to design the 450mm bore gate actuators, the hydraulic electrical control system and the reticulation circuitry for this project.

The Dam has been operation since 2008. Inspection in July 2020 showed all components in excellent working condition with no leakage of oil in the reticulation system.

Hinze Dam
Lake Narracan gates

Lake Narracan, Victoria

  • Design, manufacture, supply and installation of outlet gates, hydraulic winches, and power units
  • QLD Hydraulics designed, manufactured and installed hoisting winches for hoisting mechanism, including slack rope indication. This involved four gates and the ends of each gate contained a winch which was synchronised

Completed Projects

PROJECT LOCATION CLIENT JOB DESCRIPTION
Avon Dam New South Wales G.E.C. Alsthom Hydraulics: Butterfly valves
Bjeke Peterson Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulics: Outlet works
Burnett River Dam Queensland Burnett Water Design, manufacture, supply and installation outlet gates, hydraulic cylinders, and power units
Burrinjuck Dam upgrade New South Wales G.E.C. Alsthom Hydraulic system outlet gate
Design, manufacture, supply and installation
Callide Dam Radial gate hydraulics Queensland Qld Water Resources Commission Radial gate hydraulics
Design, manufacture, supply and installation
Canning Dam Western Australia Watercorp Hydraulics: Outlet works
Cateract Dam New South Wales G.E.C. Alsthom Hydraulics: Fixed cone dispersion valves
Clarrie Hall Queensland Sunwater Hydraulics: Outlet works
Coolmunda Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulic system: Gate journal, lubricating system
Copeton Dam New South Wales Comdain Hydraulics: Outlet valves
Glenbawn Dam New South Wales Comdain Hydraulics: Outlet valves
Glenmaggie Dam Victoria G.E.C. Alsthom Hydraulics: Fixed cone dispersion valves
Harding Dam Western Australia Watercorp Hydraulic system: Design, manufacture, supply, installation
Hinze Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulic system: Control of outlet gates
Jindabyne Dam Upgrade New South Wales FRH Construction (AVK Glenfield) Hydraulic system: Design, manufacture, supply and installation of 2.2M butterfly valve actuation
Kroombit Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulics: Outlet works, fixed cone dispersion valve
Lake Narracan Outlet Gates Latrobe Valley Vic. Southern Rural Water Design, manufacture, supply and installation outlet gates, hydraulic winches, and power units
Manchester Dam Upgrade Queensland McConnell Dowell Electro-hydraulic system: Design, manufacture, supply and installation for dam outlet works
North Pine Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulic system: Design, manufacture gate back-up control system
Ord River Western Australia Watercorp Refurb: Hydraulic system outlet works
Paradise Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulic system: Outlet gates
Peter Faust Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulics: Outlet works
Pindarri Dam New South Wales Comdain Hydraulics: Outlet valves
Ross River Dam Upgrade Townsville, Queensland John Holland Design, manufacture, supply and installation of radial gates, hydraulic Cylinders, and power units
Scrivener Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulic system: Refurbish radial gates
Somerset Dam Queensland Sunwater Installation hydraulics/hydro pump station
Sterling Dam Western Australia Watercorp Hydraulics: Outlet works
Talluma Dam New South Wales AWMA Hydraulics: Outlet gates
Teemburra Dam Queensland Sunwater Hydraulics: Outlet works
Tinaroo Queensland Sunwater Hydro intake turbine valve
Tullaroop Dam Upgrade Goulburn Murray, Victoria AVK Hydraulics: Valve actuation
Warragamba Dam New South Wales Comdain Hydraulics: Outlet valves
Wivenhoe Dam Queensland Sunwater Maintenance: Radial gates & hydro pump station
Wungong Dam Western Australia Watercorp Hydraulic control systems Intake Valves & outlet works

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