Customer

PowerWater is a government-owned corporation who transmit and distribute electricity, providing water and sewerage services across the Northern Territory.

Yurika were able to bring a collaborative and agile contracting approach to managing the challenges of working on a live high voltage brownfield site.

The project was completed successfully and has met the expectations of Design and Construct contract delivery model.

Philip Small

Objective

Due to aged distribution infrastructure, PowerWater needed to replace the 11kV switchboard and construct a new building at the Sadadeen substation. To achieve this, they needed to engage a suitably experienced delivery partner with an understanding of delivery technically complex projects in an active distribution substation environment.

Solution

Acting as the Principal Contractor to the majority of the site, Yurika undertook an agile approach to design and construction of the 11kV switchboard building at the Sadadeen substation.

Outcomes

Key factors to a successful solution during this global pandemic year:

  • Yurika’s procurement team drafted both Energy Queensland’s and PowerWater’s procurement requirements, utilising the Industry Capability Network to provide local contractor listing
  • Yurika’s Engineering and Design team provided advice and expertise to minimise customer cost and time impacts of supply chain disruptions
  • With border closures, Yurika successfully negotiated with industrial relations partners and PowerWater to enable a continued presence onsite enabling construction continuation
  • Changes in PowerWater distribution network required Yurika to develop a cost effective solution to maintain generating capacity at Ron Goodin Generation Facility in order to stabilise the network.
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Energy & Infrastructure
EHV, HV & MV infrastructure
Delivery
Transmission & Distribution
Timeline
April 2019 — Oct 2020
$ Value approx
$10m
Service
High Voltage Grid Connection
Location
Sadadeen, NT
Purpose built 11kV Switchboard building
23
Locally manufactured protection panels
Meet the team
Derek Haas

Customer

PowerWater is a government-owned corporation who transmit and distribute electricity, providing water and sewerage services across the Northern Territory.

Yurika were able to bring a collaborative and agile contracting approach to managing the challenges of working on a live high voltage brownfield site.

The project was completed successfully and has met the expectations of Design and Construct contract delivery model.

Philip Small

Objective

Due to aged distribution infrastructure, PowerWater needed to replace the 11kV switchboard and construct a new building at the Sadadeen substation. To achieve this, they needed to engage a suitably experienced delivery partner with an understanding of delivery technically complex projects in an active distribution substation environment.

Solution

Acting as the Principal Contractor to the majority of the site, Yurika undertook an agile approach to design and construction of the 11kV switchboard building at the Sadadeen substation.

Outcomes

Key factors to a successful solution during this global pandemic year:

  • Yurika’s procurement team drafted both Energy Queensland’s and PowerWater’s procurement requirements, utilising the Industry Capability Network to provide local contractor listing
  • Yurika’s Engineering and Design team provided advice and expertise to minimise customer cost and time impacts of supply chain disruptions
  • With border closures, Yurika successfully negotiated with industrial relations partners and PowerWater to enable a continued presence onsite enabling construction continuation
  • Changes in PowerWater distribution network required Yurika to develop a cost effective solution to maintain generating capacity at Ron Goodin Generation Facility in order to stabilise the network.
Interested in these services?

Related reading

Energy & Infrastructure
EHV, HV & MV infrastructure
Delivery
Transmission & Distribution