Power System Design (PSD) has successfully completed another turnkey substation construction project.
PSD was approached to design, supply, construct and commission the 132kV switchyard for the new Merredin Power Station in Western Australia.
The scope of work included the primary structural design for the switchyard, detailed secondary design of the control and protection system, the procurement, supply and installation of plant and equipment defined in the design, as well as the commissioning of the switchyard.
The complete switchyard consisted of:
- 2 x 11 / 132kV 60MVA transformers
- 1 x 132kV line exit to Western Power;
- 2 x 11kV generator feeders to CTEC plant
- 2 x 11 / 415V auxiliary transformers
- 6 x cables / phase 11kV cabling to generators
This challenging project was successfully completed within budget and on schedule. The project has been deemed a major success, especially when taking into consideration the remote location of the site with respect to a major centre and the PSD offices.
The successful completion of the project has further enhanced the reputation of PSD as a reliable and technically strong turnkey substation construction contractor, with all the systems in place to ensure that the client receives an end product they are proud to be associated with.