MOLEC Special Projects
MOLEC Special Projects
MOLEC Electrical Contractors Pty Ltd has been working with Clarke Energy and has recently completed a project on the Western Treatment Plant Stage 4 Biogas Station Project (the Project).
The Project, also known as Power generation Plat B or Power Station B, required MOLEC Electrical Contractors to construct and install a gas fired spark ignition reciprocating engine power station. This required electrical, controls, earth grid and lightning protection located at Melbourne Water Western Treatment Plant at 160 South Road Cocoroc VIC 3030.
MOLEC Electrical Contractors performed the electrical installation works on the Project in connection of 2 x GE Jenbacher J620 (11kV) F25 gas-powered generator sets in drop-over enclosures, with gas conditioning and 22kV export to adjacent switchroom and the associated balance of the plant. The main aim of this project was to create a plant that is designed to operate parallel with the wider grid, with potential to island-mode capacity.
Additionally, this project required approximately a total of 6km of pipelines for, proces water (for H2s wet scrubbing), and effluent.
Along with this, MOLEC installed process pumps and a new switch room at an existing pump station at the Western Treatment Plant Stage 4 Bio Gas Station Project, located remotely to the power station.
12 August 2014
The MOLEC Electrical team have now finished the installation at HMAS Cerberus. At HMAS Cerberus we were required to build a new training simulator within existing Commonwealth facilities that enables the Royal Australian Navy to train their personnel on a ships diesel generation and electrical distribution system. MOLEC took this project on as a Design and Construct Contract and was required to emulate a RAN ship installation and as such comply with DEF(AUST) 5000-VOL 05 Pt 08 – Electrical System Requirements- Electrical Systems for RAN Combatant Ships and Submarines. This was a design and construct project involving the electrical, mechanical and HMI design, fabrication, purchase and integration of specialised equipment to achieve a previously unaccomplished outcome.
For the construction of the simulator we used five marine grade Kohler/ MTU diesel generator sets operated via three main switch boards. Load is simulated for training purposes using two Sepcho WAR series load banks, which are both resistive and reactive power.
To achieve this, MOLEC assembled a specialised team of recognised experts in their individual fields and have overseen the complete design and installation of the electrical system, fuel system, water coolant system, airflow and exhaust system and also a raised platform area to allow for ease of access to the generators for training purposes. This complemented our in-house capability further enabling us to provide our client with an outstanding outcome.
The complete system can be controlled either manually via the control panels on the front of the MSB’s or automatically via the Human Interface Panel on each MSB or remotely over a network.