CLIENT: BHP LOCATION: Pilbara, WA. SCOPE: HV Substation SCADA and communications design, configuration, testing & commissioning at Yandi and Junction. TECHNICAL SITUATION Yandi and Junction substations are critical NPI HV assets providing power to Yandi and MAC mining operations. These substations were constructed by Areva in the late 90’s and are fitted with Areva e-Terra proprietary…
CLIENT: Woodside LOCATION: Karratha, Pilbara, WA. SCOPE: APD was engaged in the definition phase of the Pluto Solar Import control integration into the Pluto Power Management System. Pluto operated islanded with its 160MW of embedded generation, hence a connection to the NWIS (North-West Interconnected System) is required to import solar power. The control aspects of…
CLIENT: Western Power LOCATION: East Rockingham, WA. SCOPE: To provide automation configuration, testing & commissioning works at the Office Rd connection substation & remote ends of the MSR-WMC81 line cut-in (i.e., the Mason Rd & Western Mining Corporation substations) for the East Rockingham Waste to Energy grid connection. TECHNICAL SITUATION The 28.6 MW Waste to…
CLIENT: Western Power / AEMO LOCATION: Collie, WA & Muja, WA. SCOPE: To provide the substation automation design, configuration, testing, construction & commissioning works at the Western Power grid connection substations at Collie and Muja power stations. TECHNICAL SITUATION Synergy’s Collie & Muja Power Stations are situated in South West region of Western Australia and…
CLIENT: Enerven / ElectraNet LOCATION: Adelaide, SA. SCOPE: APD Engineering was engaged by Enerven / Electranet to produce the Detail Design of 275/66kV Substation at Snapper Point and 275kV Transmission Line Design between Snapper Point and Pelican Point substations. TECHNICAL SITUATION TNU initiated developing the Snapper Point Power Station at Harbor, SA and the works…
CLIENT: Enerven / ElectraNet LOCATION: Adelaide, SA. SCOPE: APD Engineering was engaged by Enerven to produce the design for ElectraNet’s Unit Asset Replacement project at five of their substations. TECHNICAL SITUATION ElectraNet initiated a Unit Asset Replacement (UAR) for the regulatory period 2018-2023 involving substation asset replacement, namely; circuit breakers, isolators, surge arrestors, voltage transformers,…
CLIENT: Alinta Energy & Western Power LOCATION: Wagerup & Pinjarra, WA. SCOPE: Western Power Technical Rules requires Large Generation Plants to undertake Compliance Testing & Model Validation works when upgrade/modification works are proposed for the power plant installations or their associated controllers (AVR, Governor, PSS etc.). Alinta Energy required to complete the site testing &…
APD Engineering was engaged by Energy Australia (EA) to carry out a grid connection study to assess the local network & determine what upgrades were required to allow connection of a further 300-450MW extra generation to the Endeavour Energy’s (EE) 132kV Tallawarra Switching Station.
APD Engineering were engaged by Alinta Energy to provide Owner’s Engineering services for the Chichester Solar Farm.
APD Engineering was engaged by TransGrid, to provide the automation configuration, testing & commissioning support works, for the greenfield Berrybank wind farm connection substation and switching station.
APD Engineering conducted an Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Study of Pernatty substation in South Australia for human health considerations.
APD Engineering undertook power system studies, arc flash and protection scheme design associated with new 22kV HV Switchboards and 415V LV Switchboards as part of the Australind Titanium Dioxide Plant HV Distribution Upgrade.
APD Engineering was engaged by CSI for the detailed design, development, testing, SCADA commissioning & integration into the SAPN network of the Mannum Solar Farm – Stage 1.
APD Engineering conducted detailed earthing studies as per AS/NZS 4853:2012 including; EPR, LFI and EMF hazard assessments as well as review of proposed cathodic protection and other gas pipeline ancillary services (below and above ground). Site testing works were also undertaken to validate the detailed CDEGS modelling results.
APD Engineering was requested by an Australian utility to assess voltage and current harmonic and resonance analysis studies for two 220/132/22kV 120/140MVA transformer with respect to limits set out in IEC 61000:3:6 (2012).
APD Engineering was requested by Energy Made Clean to complete a HV submission to satisfy the Western Australian electrical requirements for the Northam solar farm.
The Roy Hill Ultrafine Iron Recovery Facility required the repurposing of a 33kV switchboard, originally from the thier Port, integrated into their Mine’s PMS.
As part of relocating Western Power’s electrical network control centre, APD Engineering were engaged to do design and drafting for upgrades to the telecommunication infrastructure at several of their substations.
Visual inspection and testing of the lightning protection, earthing and bonding systems for the Point Lookout Wastewater Treatment Plant. The project came about due to multiple instrument and electric motor failures, attributed to insufficient earthing of the instruments.
APD has been engaged to provide full electrical engineering, project management and as built detailing for the Forster Rd, Mt Waverley HV line relocation between Ferntree Gully Rd. and Waverley Rd.
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 was engaged to perform the process control system commissioning of the new plant, enabling the automatic operation of the new plant equipment and ensuring plant ramp-up for operations.
APD Engineering was hired to perform design & implementation of the Power Load Management Control System & Network Upgrade.
APD Engineering delivered the project’s fuel facility control system to the client’s specifications. Also provided support to the power station operators post-delivery.