APD were engaged by Western Power to complete detailed design & drafting for the new transformer circuit & switchroom at the Rangeway substation, Geraldton, WA
APD Engineering’s Civil expertise covers bulk earthworks, drainage, slabs, piles, bunds, firewalls, roads and temporary construction requirements.
Our structural know-how includes the design of substation structures like supports, gantries, masts and switchroom solutions varying from tilt up panel construction, masonry, transportable and containerised solutions.
APD Engineering were contracted by PLP to engineer and design three new 1.5MVA and one 1MVA 11/0.433kV kiosk substations, powerline modifications and power and fibre optic cable reticulation for Rio Tinto Iron Ore’s Wickham Accommodation Expansion.
Tom Price Transmission Tower: APD were engaged by Rio Tinto & Powerlines Plus to conduct detailed designs for the replacement of a damaged tower in WA
As part of the re-start of the operations at Thunderbox mine, APD was engaged to undertake powerline modification and upgrade works for Saracen Minerals Holdings. This included undergrounding of existing 11kv overhead assets, installation of a new 315kV transformer, earthing, soil testing and maintenance / repairs on other existing infrastructure.
APD was contracted by BHP Iron Ore to perform detailed design and Process Control System (PCS) integration for a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) replacement of two vent fan soft starters at Wheelara and Orebody (OB18). Based on the client’s drawing, specifications and documentation APD prepared detail designs, executed the integration and completed the project.
APD were engaged by Rio Tinto requiring 3 sections of overhead power lines to be undergrounded to allow for new haul roads to be constructed. After field data collection, we completed the power line modelling to AS7000 and Rio Tinto’s specifications for new and existing poles and towers. APD also provided detailed designs for structures, foundations, line profiles, earthing and more.
APD were engaged to perform detailed design and development integrating the conveyor emergency stop system into the plant Process Control System. BHP Billiton Iron Ore had identified the need to replace the existing conveyor emergency stop modules at their Area C mine. APD saw the project through from development and design to construction supervision, testing and commissioning.
APD were commissioned to perform detailed design and development in integrating two new potable water tanks and associated equipment into the plant Process Control System at BHP Billiton Iron Ore Yandi Mine.
APD undertook the design to BHP requirements; automated processes development, testing and commissioning; construction support; site commissioning and project delivery.
APD were consulted by Rio Tinto’s Nammuldi Agricultural Project when facing challenges with their Pivot Control System. After an assessment of the existing infrastructure APD developed a design that not only improved the system but simplified it, making it practical and cost effective. APD also conducted the testing, construction and commissioning of the project.