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.
Transgrid engaged APD Engineering to perform Testing & Commissioning (Primary, Secondary & SCADA) and Engineering support on the new Wallerawang 132kV / 66kV Substation, NSW. The Transmission Circuits that have been relocated and modified are assets of TransGrid, Essential Energy, Endeavour Energy and RailCorp.
APD CEO, Jordan Kosek, gave a great opening address and Phalguna Varadhi’s talk on “Critical HV Substation Infrastructure in a Transitioning Energy Market” was very well received.
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.
APD were contracted by Rio Tinto to carry out detailed protection studies on the HV kiosk sub and downstream LV DBs, and assess the potential hazard to personnel due to the occurrence of an Arc Flash as part of the incorporation of the new substation into the West Angelas electrical network.