534 Loch Laird Road, Otematata, Waitaki
Earthmoving was the main construction activity in building the Benmore power station which has New Zealand's largest earth dam. It was built to feed the DC (Direct Current) link supplying the North Island through the Cook Strait undersea cable. With 6 90Mw(e) generators Benmore's output is 942 GWh per year. It was commissioned in 1965.
The Alps 2 Ocean cycle-way diverts past Benmore.
Image Credit: Peter Whiteford