APD Engineering’s Ashwin Maharaj (FIEAust CPEng RPEQ) from our Adelaide office gave an engaging presentation on Tuesday night in Perth on EMC Management for Substations. Judging by the quality of the questions at the end it’s a topic of interest. Thanks to Electric Energy Society of Australia (EESA), Engineers Australia (EA) and Western Power for the venue.
Visual inspection and testing of the lightning protection, earthing and bonding systems for the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant.
APD Engineering were engaged to provide a certified electrical design for supply of Eaton Apartments in Wickham, Newcastle. A chamber substation was selected due to apparent space restrictions to site. Liaison with client, architect, structural engineers and site electricians was part of the process used to develop the final solution.
APD Engineering were engaged by ElectraNet to undertake Insulation Coordination and Reactor Switching Studies for a 275kV substation in South Australia. Advanced studies based on PSCAD/EMTDC modelling were carried out to ensure the safe operation of the substation through surge protective devices.
APD were engaged by Western Power to complete detailed design & drafting for the new transformer circuit & switchroom at the Rangeway substation, Geraldton, WA
APD were engaged by Essential Energy to complete large packages of reinforcement works as part of their network maintenance. This included both overhead and underground design packages all over NSW.
APD were engaged by Sydney Trains Construction Contractor, an Accredited Engineering Organisation (AEO) with earthing expertise, to provide assurance services for the earthing installation of the new Railway Operation Centre (ROC). ROC will form a critical part of the Sydney trains infrastructure, as the main hub for system controls, incident response and customer service.
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.
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 commissioned by Western Power to perform a Site Inspection, Earthing Design & Drawings, EPR Hazard Assessment on 3rd Party Assets and Current Injection Testing in the Perth CBD, WA. This is in preparation for a new 132kV underground cable planned for installation between two key zone substations.