TasWater Water Treatment Plants

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TasWater as part of its ongoing program of capital upgrades required New Potable Water Treatment Plants designed for unattended operation, to be built in the townships of Lady Barron and Whitemark on Flinders Island, and Mole Creek in North West Tasmania. These three Water treatment plants enable the townships to access clean treated water.

RBD Electrical’s scope of works was to design and install the Electrical infrastructure to meet TasWater requirements including:

  • Site power supplies
  • Duty and standby process installation cabling
  • Uninterruptable power supplies (UPS)
  • 24VDC control circuits
  • Motive power
  • Light and power
  • Instrumentation
  • Process control and PLC terminations; and
  • Security and CCTV.

A key challenge of the project was working in remote locations which meant the logistics of Island access and delivery timeframes for freight had to be carefully planned in order to meet the project schedule. The projects also encountered many challenges including bushfires, extreme rainfall, flooding, snow and windy conditions. At times these conditions resulted in flight delays and closed roads (due to flooding and bushfires).

To overcome these challenges project flexibility and rescheduling of works was constantly required. Despite the challenges, RBD Electrical was able to deliver the project safely and without incident -meeting the time restraints. As a result, RBD Electrical continues to provide maintenance support on various sites across the state for TasWater.

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