Portfolio of works

Examples of Industrial Work Performed by RBD Contracting Services


RBD Contracting has been performing work for Hydro Tasmania across the state for the last 8 years.

We started by installing equipment to interface to the existing machine control as part of the Bass-link System Protection Scheme.

Recent installations performed by RBD Contracting are;

Complete electrical installation for an entire power station alternator and turbine at Tungatinah, including the decommissioning, electrical strip out of the old controls and cabling, then the complete electrical and instrumentation automation of each section of the machine with several hundred PLC I\O points and touch screen control, pressure, temperature and flow instrumentation installation, high voltage connections, earthing, fibre and communication installation, exitation transformer installation and assist with pre-commissioning and commissioning.

The mechanical and electrical installation of several Areva High Voltage Circuit Breakers at Catagunya and Poatina including HV cable terminations, busbar work and control wiring.

The installation of the Main Inlet Valve and Pulsation Protection Projects at Liapootah Power Station including the installation of cable tray, cables, cabinets PLC’s, field devices, control wiring and commissioning.

Reticulated power supply for the contractor’s site and equipment for the Catagunya Dam Strengthening Project.

Installation of the Lake Margaret Lower Power Station earth mat on the West Coast.

The electrical protection installation for the 7 generating machines at the heritage listed Lake Margaret Power Station on the West Coast.

The upgrade of Electrical Protection for the Mackintosh & Bastyan Power Stations including the Mackintosh Transmission Line Protection.

The installation of Electrical Protection of the SCADA and Synchroniser Upgrade Projects at John Butters, Tribute, Liapootah, Reece, Gordon and Catagunya Power Stations.

The installation of the Main Inlet Valve and Pulsation Protection Projects at John Butters, Tribute, Liapootah and Catagunya Power Stations. These projects required 2 – 18 week outages at each station for the work to be carried out.

This involved removing old equipment and wiring from the Machine Panels and installing new equipment and instrumentation, then installing, connecting and commissioning the cabling to interface to the existing system.

The protection upgrade for the Reece Power Station transmission line on behalf of both Hydro Tasmania and Transend.

Earthing upgrades at several of Hydro Tasmania’s North West and West Coast power stations, including earth mat installation and testing.

Department of Health and Human Services (Royal Hobart Hospital)

2010-2011 The installation of a new 11KV High Voltage Ring Main for the entire Royal Hobart Hospital, removal of old switchgear and the installation of new Schneider SM6 switchgear in five sub stations, HV testing, earthing and the modifications necessary to bring switch rooms up to current Australian Standards including changes to the earthing system, signage and automatic fire shutter installation.

Cradle Mountain Water

2009-2011 Install RTU Cabinets, integrate with existing PLC’s and flow, level and pressure transmitters and assist commissioning, Install and commission Solar Panels, power supplies and battery systems.

Install new Main Switchboard and Install over 1000m of underground mains at Railton Sewage Lagoons

Install and commission several PLC nodes at Pardoe sewage treatment plant and replace automated valves.

MMG Mine Rosebery

2010-2011 Undertook an Electrical Compliance Audit of all switch rooms and produced a comprehensive report with recommendations of the improvements required to comply with the relevant Australian Standards.

GLP Gas Plant, Westbury

2010 Install and terminate HV cables to Schneider SM6 Switch Gear, a 1.4MW, 11KV hazardous area Compressor Motor and an Auto Transformer Starter.

Petuna Seafoods, East Devonport

2010-2011 Currently undertaking all work associated with a total factory upgrade including the design and procurement of large switchboards, new 800mm mains, produce a lighting plan and install all new factory lights, rewiring PLC and VSD operated machines and producing schematic diagrams and schedules.

General electrical and instrumentation tasks maintenance tasks. Humidity probe and VSD fault finding and replacement.

Simplot, Ulverstone

2011-2012 Install 2 x new Pad mount transformers, Schneider switchgear, earth mats and HV cables.

2012 Assist with the high voltage and control installation of a new 11MW gas fire co-gen turbine.

Australain Paper Wesley Vale Mill

Prior to the closure of Australian Paper’s Wesley Vale Paper Mill in 2010, RBD Contracting had been onsite at the Australian Paper Wesley Vale Mill since our company was formed. In that time we have performed a range of functions at the site.

These include:

  • Project management for electrical installations plus other civil work projects.

  • Electrical designs for capital projects.

  • Capital expenditure electrical installations.

Installations performed by RBD Contracting at the Wesley Vale site are:

The installation of an 11kV/5.6MVAR Capacitor Bank for power factor correction. This project required RBD Contracting personnel to access records and drawings of a redundant 4MW alternator and to de-commission this unit and install the new Capacitor Bank and HV switching.

The electrical and instrumentation installation of three Natural Gas fired boilers and associated controls. RBD Contracting was heavily involved in some of the design aspects, instrumentation selection and procurement, the total electrical and instrumentation installation and final commissioning.

The electrical and instrumentation installation of two new Natural Gas Infra Red Paper Drying units including Marsden control panel modifications to meet the Australian Gas Codes.

The electrical and instrumentation installation of two new Natural Gas Air Heating Paper Drying units.

Conversion of four Paper Winding Machines that had analogue DC Drive Systems to Digital DC Drives. RBD Contracting carried out the installation design including conversion to PLC control, with Citect operator interface, from relay logic and then the final installation cutover being successfully completed within a very short time frame.

Decommissioning of the plant after the eventual closure.

Transend and Aurora.

Panel and cable installation at various Transend switch yards.

2012 High Voltage switch gear installation at the new King Island Power Station

Simplot, Devonport.

2009 - 2011

Installed 36 Mass and Vortex flow meters and some electronic pressure switches, including the cabling and connection to various PLC’s and Fibre Optic cable installation.

Battery Charger relocation and installation.

Crane power track installation.

X-Ray machine installation and commissioning.

2011 New electrical installation for a new coo lroom, including PLC interface, switchboard installation, Large area lighting, motor control.

2011 Compressor upgrade including installing a new 150KW motor, variable speed drive and associated instrumentation and controls.

2012 Installation of new switchboards and wiring of new workshop.

2012 electrical relocation of a large vegetable mixing line.

Fonterra Australia, Spreyton

2011 Upgrade of Spray Dryer Protection Systems with the installation and commissioning of several flow meters, temperature probes, automatic valves and other instruments, PLC and Annunciator Panel installation.

Examples of Other Work Performed By Us:

Maintenance and installation work for the Cradle Mountain Water including underground mains, CT Metering, switchboard, Solar Panel and RTU installation

The electrical installation of the Kentish Meats Abattoir including designing and building the electrical control system for the cool rooms refrigeration system.

Electrical & Instrument Labour Hire to Cement Australia.

Panel and cable installation, control wiring and fibre optic installations at various Transend switch yards for Entura.

Earth Mat installation for Hydro Tasmania and Entura.

Maintenance work each year by several of our tradesmen at Cement Australia’s annual maintenance shutdown.

Other Work We Carry Out:

Fibre Optic installation & termination by our licensed technicians.

Commercial and domestic installations and repairs.

Data and communication installations

General electrical contracting activities.

New connections and upgrades