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Delta supports smart thinking in electricity supply sector

Delta supports smart thinking in electricity supply sector

Delta lines workers at the Annual Connection Lines Mechanic Competition

Keeping the power on is no mean feat, demanding technical skill, a head for heights and a keen appreciation for working safe around high voltage electricity.

Infrastructure specialist Delta is once again proud to celebrate and encourage excellence in the electricity supply sector as a Major Sponsor of the Annual Connection Excellence Awards.

Delta chief executive, Grady Cameron, says, “We are thrilled to sponsor the Annual Connection Excellence Awards that recognise emerging talent and expertise across the electricity sector and those who have made a significant contribution to industry training.

“As an energy infrastructure specialist that looks after electricity networks in Dunedin, Central Otago, Nelson and Tasman, we are keen to see ongoing improvement in quality and safety in our sector. We wish the finalists, from aspiring trainees to experienced veterans, all the best for the Awards.”

The Annual Connection, hosted by Connexis, is being held this year in Christchurch on 14-16 October. In its thirteenth year, the event attracts a wide range of industry representatives from across New Zealand and features a range of activities over three days.

In addition to the Excellence Awards on the closing night, there are practical competitions for line mechanics and cable jointers that test the quality of competitors’ work, their technical knowledge and the safety of their work practices.

Delta is providing both judges and competitors to Annual Connection events. Dunedin-based Graham Evans, Graeme Jeffery and Peter Collard will bring their experience to the judging task for the line mechanics and cable jointers’ competitions.

Delta teams will also participate with elite line mechanics and cable jointers from Dunedin and Central Otago competing, including Craig Booth, Josh Cornish, Chris McCutcheon, Simon Larsen, Peter Evans-Turner, Adam McCutcheon and Nathan Hickey.

Competition judge and industry trainer, Graham Evans of Delta, has trained many line mechanics and cable jointers across the country. “The Annual Connection is an opportunity to showcase the talent among our industry, to inspire our young people and encourage people to consider a career in electricity supply,” he says.

Public are welcome to attend the free Annual Connection event being held at the Air Force Museum, 45 Harvard Avenue, Wigram, Christchurch from 14-16 October.