Santos Moomba Plant Main switch room Upgrade

In a very competitive tendering environment ICE is proud to have secured another significant project with Santos in the Cooper Basin.

As part of the continuous improvement culture at Santos the current Switch rooms 2 & 3 that controlled Trains 3, 5 & 6 are to be replaced with a new Switch room, Switch room 9.

This $6M project was very demanding as all work was conducted in an operational hazardous facility.  The first few months of the project required painstaking verification and marking of existing cables and instruments.  The installation of the new Switch room required millimeter precision with the 250T crane to install, into a very congested area of the facility. This was followed by the installation of new marshaling panels, cable supports and cables.  Once the new equipment was all installed and tested the redirecting of existing cable from the legacy switch rooms to the new was executed and again tested and red line markup drawings produced.  This process was conducted over a period of 8 months and required several shutdowns for the phased cutovers. The pre-commissioning and commissioning was performed to the highest accuracy as when the equipment was energized there were no issues to inhibit the Train from operating.

The project employed 15 ICE local South Australian electricians from our Whyalla and Adelaide branches.

ICE contract value – $3,000,000+