Industrial site at Kwinana (switch-room & 6.6kV switchgear installation)
A few of the major challenges of working on a brownfield site are:
- Constructing and assembling the 6.6kV of 25 panels MCC Eaton UX switchboard, lighting, DB, DC batteries, comms panel, marshalling panel and remote switching panel.
- The site had constraints for switch room location. It was a unique platform being built on top of an old, brick building, which had to be made structurally sound.
A high level of civil work including a geo-tech survey, concreting and grouting and ensuring bottom level was able to hold the additional load.
However, the project included interfacing with a large number of legacy control and motor control systems. We needed to carry out re-termination of the existing HV cabling and re-connected the new protection relays back into site’s SCADA system.