Join the journey
We’re all working together to progress Snowy 2.0, and you can follow along below.
Snowy 2.0 project expected completion
First power expected from Snowy 2.0
Construction continues on Snowy 2.0
The Snowy 2.0 pumped-hydro mega project has achieved another important construction milestone, with a second tunnel excavation completed at Lobs Hole in the Snowy Mountains.
Snowy Hydro is celebrating the completion of excavation for its first tunnel for Snowy 2.0, with the Lady Eileen Hudson tunnel boring machine (TBM) reaching the location of the new underground power station cavern.
On 22 March, the local community came together to celebrate the commissioning of tunnel boring machine (TBM) Florence.
Good progress continues to be made at Tantangara (eastern end of the Snowy 2.0 project), with the headrace tunnel adit and tunnel boring machine cradle almost complete.
On 3 December 2021, we commissioned our second tunnel boring machine (TBM), Kirsten.
At the Polo Flat segment factory – which will produce more than 130,000 seven-tonne concrete segments to line the Snowy 2.0 tunnels.
We are excited to announce the winning names for our final two tunnel boring machines (TBMs) – Kirsten and Florence.
Our first tunnel boring machine, the Lady Eileen Hudson, is on the move.
Construction is now underway for a 126-bed accommodation development in Cooma to house Snowy 2.0 workers.
Main Access Tunnel excavation by TBM
First tunnel segments produced at Polo Flat factory
First Snowy 2.0 TBM arrives onsite
The Lobs Hole substation is being built to power all construction activities and the TBMs
Planning approval received from both State and Federal Government and work continues full steam ahead!
130,500 concrete tunnel segments to be manufactured at Polo Flat, Cooma
Construction of permanent bridges, main access tunnel portal and temporary accommodation camps; 300 people working onsite
Future Generation Joint Venture appointed by Snowy Hydro
Access road upgrades and early works underway at Lobs Hole
Approval received from the NSW Government
Snowy Hydro Board approved a final investment decision to proceed with Snowy 2.0 and releases the FID report
Snowy 2.0 declared Critical State Significant Infrastructure by NSW government
Confirms project is technically and financially feasible
Core hole drilling program to collect geological samples and data on the rock types across the Snowy 2.0 alignment to inform the feasibility study
Development of the Snowy 2.0 business case, expert independent economic modelling, engineering designs and construction planning
Major pumped-hydro expansion of the Snowy Scheme
Original proposal to the government for pumped-storage
Snowy Scheme proposal