UEA Electrical Awarded Substation Design for Wentworth Point Chamber

Posted 18 February 2016

UEA has been engaged to conduct electrical works in a new major mixed residential and commercial development at Wentworth Point. This project is unique in that the road level is being raised above the natural ground level and Ausgrid distribution and transmission assets will be installed within a building structure, as opposed to installing cables in the ground. UEA has to look at all special requirements and consider all compliance and building requirements.

As part of the project UEA Electrical is building an Ausgrid Surface Chamber Substation, capable of supplying the significant power demands of the development. This has also required the team to design HV pits and 11kV reticulation through the site to provide supply to the chamber substation.

As well as this UEA has also been designed 132kV conduits for future connections between Wentworth Point and Rhodes via a new bridge to be constructed across Homebush Bay. As this development is going through a proposed building structure, UEA has needed to consider building expansion and movement; the team has created a robust design that can cope with building movement, including expansion pits within the proposed feeder routes.

This project has been underway for nearly 12 months and in this time UEA has also awarded the construction of the project.