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Technical study

Albany Waterfront Tavern extension

Background
The Albany Waterfront Tavern was undergoing some extension works as planned by the Architect for the site. As the new extensions planned to enclose the existing Western Power transformer on-site the expert services of Design Consultancy were engaged to provide professional advice on this matter.

Project detail
Design Consultancy reviewed the architectural plans for the building extensions and provided clear and specific advice, based on both Western Power requirements and Australian Standards, on what options could be used to enclose the substation. The Architect produced plans and as part of the service Design Consultancy reviewed the plans for conformity to the advice provided.

Western Power Design Consultancy services provided

  1. Detailed review of the architectural plans.
  2. Design scope based Western Power requirements and Australian Standards.
  3. Technical report with findings and recommendations.

Result
The building extensions could be successfully designed incorporating the advice provided by Design Consultancy. This gave the customer (Roberts Gardiner Architects) an expedient and efficient experience in their planning and design process by receiving expert advice and not having to look any further than Design Consultancy.

Infrastructure relocation concept planning and design

High St & Stirling Hwy interchange and widening, Fremantle

Background
Main Roads WA had completed a preliminary design for the road widening and the new intersection interchange between High St and Stirling Hwy in Fremantle and needed the services of a professional and experienced Electrical Consultant to provide electrical infrastructure relocations advice and concept planning. After hearing about Design Consultancy, they were engaged for the project.

Project detail
Design Consultancy’s scope of work involved specific advice on what assets would need to be relocated, concept planning on how this could be done, preparing a clear scope of work for Western Power to design and arranging approvals for land access and infrastructure placement. As could be imagined, this included a significant amount of consultation and communication with interested and affected stakeholders.

Western Power Design Consultancy services provided

  1. Detailed review and consultation with the Main Roads WA and their civil plans.
  2. Drafting asset relocation concept plans based Western Power requirements and Australian Standards.
  3. Arranging approvals for land access and infrastructure placement.
  4. Technical report project costing, scope of work and recommendations.

Result
With Design Consultancy’s intimate knowledge of the Western Power network and the rules and regulations surrounding it, the scope of work was delivered efficiently and to the best interest of MRWA and the affected land-owners. Even better was that the quality and accuracy of the work completed meant the infrastructure relocation applications to Western Power were readily accepted and the works designed with no setback or road-blocks.

Street lighting design

Stephenson Ave extension street lighting

Background
The City of Stirling is undertaking stage 1 of the Stephenson Ave Extension and needed the services of a professional and experienced Electrical Consultant to provide street lighting advice and design. After hearing about Western Power Design Consultancy, and as the experts in streetlighting design, we were engaged to lead the project.

Project detail
Design Consultancy’s scope of work involved street lighting calculations to Australian Standards, proposed lighting position review against the civil constraints, preparing tender drawings and submission of grid connection applications to provide a quote for construction of the streetlighting.

Western Power Design Consultancy services provided

  1. Detailed review and consultation with the City of Stirling.
  2. Street lighting lux calculations to Australian Standards
  3. Drafting of street lighting positions against the civil and structural encroachments.
  4. Preparation and submission of grid connection applications to provide Street lighting construction quotes.

Result
With Design Consultancy’s expansive knowledge of the Australian standards, the Western Power network and the rules and regulations surrounding it, the scope of work was delivered efficiently and to the great satisfaction of the City of Stirling.

Electrical consulting, substation design and tender documentation

25 MVA Curtin University Terminal Substation Design & Review

Background
Western Power Design Consultancy currently engaged with the Curtin University of Western Australia to provide consultancy work over the 22 kV / 11 kV power transformer replacement in the privately owned 25 MVA Terminal Substation.

Project detail
The Western Power Design Consultancy demonstrated its agile capabilities to engineer and assist our client to proceed the tendering, transformer selection and order placement process, we also assisted our client to investigate the overall substation design including substation earthing and transformer protection to eliminate the possible re-occurrence of the unwanted outage.

Western Power Design Consultancy services provided

  1. Detailed review and consultation with the substation owner Curtin University.
  2. Substation engineering specifications for tender documentation.
  3. Organising and negotiating with high voltage equipment manufacturers and suppliers.
  4. Project status reports and project financial analysis.

Result
We're continuing work with the client on this project and it is scheduled to be completed in May 2020.

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