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by Spurdo
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 849
Views: 212771

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Surely the price of Nuclear would drop if more stations were being built, though? Solar Thermal was pretty much the most expensive type of power about a decade ago before there was a decent pipeline of projects underway, now I recall hearing (and yes, from renewables people) that it is now among the...
by Spurdo
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [PRO] 51 Pirie Street | 94m | 21 Levels | Hyatt
Replies: 509
Views: 140826

[PRO] Re: 51 Pirie Street | 94m | 21 Levels | Hyatt

How is it that other cities are able to have and other developers & architects are able to create tall buildings clad entirely in glass, but we can't do that here? Isn't the Adelaide City Council notorious for keeping Adelaide in the 70's? Here in Melbourne we have the opposite problem, we are gett...
by Spurdo
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 849
Views: 212771

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

I can say as someone who would be considered an “average person”, I would not at all be ok with going from having electricity 24/7, 365 days a year, to basically having a 1984 style Command Economy where I am told when I am allowed to turn on my Air Conditioner or take a shower. If this is the plan ...
by Spurdo
Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 849
Views: 212771

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Claybro you perpetuate this notion "24/7 power" as though there is some sort of issue providing power 24 hours a day in this country.....there is not. Why do we need heaps and heaps of power at 3am? We don't because (obviously) there is little demand at 3am because for what I know of the electricit...
by Spurdo
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 849
Views: 212771

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

If only the federal government had built the Heavy Water Reactor at Jervis Bay then we probably wouldn’t need to worry about having a failing South Africa-tier Power grid.
by Spurdo
Thu Jun 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: SA Economy
Replies: 542
Views: 127262

Re: SA Economy

looks like the “manufacturing led recovery“ is gonna be dead before it even begins.

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sou ... b60572c8cd (paywalled)
by Spurdo
Tue May 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 849
Views: 212771

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

BAHAHA, Giles is so full of sh!t. He’s been saying the same “gas power is totally dead right now you guys” spiel for years now. Synchronous Condensers might help stabilise the grid, but even with all this stuff you are still going to need on-demand electricity like gas turbines or combined cycle pla...
by Spurdo
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains
Replies: 4712
Views: 890058

Re: News & Discussion: Adelaide Metro Trains

Not exactly sure what thread to post this in, however this seems to be a good place. A few days ago I was browsing the internet and found a collection of PDF documents that some here may find interesting. 1973/74 Subway Proposal http://railknowledgebank.com/Presto//GetDoc.axd?ctID=NmQ5ZmY0YWQtNTc4NS...
by Spurdo
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Infrastructure/Transport Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure
Replies: 849
Views: 212771

Re: News & Discussion: Electricity Infrastructure

Application has been lodged by Nexif to move the first lot of gas turbines to Outer Harbour. Development No: 040/V052/19 Name: Port Adelaide Energy Pty Ltd C/- Nexif Energy Description: Commissioning of five trailer-mounted gas turbine generators (approx. 154 MW), 600kL diesel fuel storage, ancillar...
by Spurdo
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: [U/C] Cremorne Plaza, 246 Unley Road | 25m | 7 Levels | Mixed
Replies: 60
Views: 36972

[U/C] Re: Cremorne Plaza, 246 Unley Road | 25m | 7 Levels | Mixed

Got some pictures a few weeks ago. Both sites are currently undergoing piling works.
by Spurdo
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] SAHMRI Stage 2
Replies: 161
Views: 74217

[SWP] Re: SAHMRI Stage 2

Went past this site yesterday. The site is almost completely cleared, but not much has changed since the last lot of pictures.
by Spurdo
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 733
Views: 176672

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

Got some pictures from North Terrace the other day. The McEwin Building (Space Agency headquarters) is looking pretty nice. Also, demolition of the Outpatients Block is well underway and interestingly, the dumbwaiter system used to transport documents up from the Records Dept. is visible near the to...
by Spurdo
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: News & Discussion: CBD Retail
Replies: 3375
Views: 730772

Re: News & Discussion: CBD Retail

The Scooter Guy wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:52 pm
Imagine how many vacant lots are in the Food Court as of today?
Looks like the Myer Centre could be winding up in a few months.
lol no.
by Spurdo
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: CBD Development
Topic: [SWP] Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)
Replies: 733
Views: 176672

[SWP] Re: Lot 14 (Old RAH Site)

These pictures are a bit old, but the walkway connecting the Emergency and Outpatients Blocks has been demolished along with most of the Emergency Block and about half of the Helipad extension atop the Outpatients Block. Refurbishment appears to have begun on the Bice Building.
by Spurdo
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Metropolitan Development
Topic: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments
Replies: 1394
Views: 290987

Re: News & Discussion: Other Metropolitan Developments

The new Owens-Illinois/ACI warehouse has certainly gone up quick. Was only a few months ago they were demolishing the old Shearer’s/Arrowcrest Plant.