CAA is pleased to announce that we have been appointed to commence with a critical asset replacement strategy across one of our clients properties. This involves Upfront Governance Approval, Master Programming, Budget Forecasting, Design Development, Tender and Construction and Technical Project Management Services.
The multi-disciplinary projects started with a weighted Criticality Risk or Condition Assessment Matrix assessing each project for their HSE risk to staff and customers, Business Continuity, Procurement Risk in the current environment, CO2 intensity and Reduction to utilities costs.
The work included the Replacement 6 No. Transformer. These 2 MVa TX's are 36 years old and have a done as sterling job for their owners and have lasted way past their design life. However multiple oil samples over the last 7 years are showing that these old stalwarts need to retire and make way for some new technology. Power readings during design phase are currently underway to see the impact of any harmonic Filtrations. Shutdown planning is the key risk in this project along with managing the downstream impacts to other services during de-energisation.
Electric Heat Pumps
The Clients Electrification strategy is pushing the business to remove all Gas Assets. The Gas Boiler has well out lived its design life and has been a great asset over the last 36 years. We are replacing the 400kw Gas Boiler which serves Domestic Hot Water Services for a 17 storey Hotel and LTHW to local AHU Heating Coils with an electric solution as the primary energy source. This Carbon Reduction Strategy is predicted to save 500 tonnes of CO2 per annum, circa 15% reduction in site wide Gas consumption and cost savings at $80k per annum.
AHU's Serving critical Front of Houses spaces have came to the end of their life early due to an extremely corrosive environment 300m from the beach. In the last 15 years the frames and Pre-coil sections have severely corroded. The logistics methodology for these AHU required detailed investigation in order to minimize the risk to Front of House spaces along with planning the works to be completed in shoulder season to mitigate temperature impacts in the space.
CAA specialize in minimizing shutdowns and mitigating complex builders work by working closely with the design consultants in the early stages ensuring that the build methodology, logistics and shutdown planning are determined before the project goes to tender. This kind of Technical Project Management strategy minimizes costs over-run during construction, unplanned shutdowns and reduces program risk to our construction partners.
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