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QEII Hospital Central Energy Plant

Client
Consultant to Brookfield Multiplex for Office of Strategic Projects and the North Metro Area Health Service

Year
2011 – 2012

Value
$200M

Our Role
Services and Commissioning Design and Construction Manager

Off the back of our successful involvement with Brookfield Multiplex on the Fiona Stanley Hospital Project (where Cameron Stone fulfilled the role of Principal Services Design Manager) IPS were appointed by Brookfield Multiplex to the Principal Design Manager role for the QEII Central Energy Plant (QEII CEP) project. IPS fulfilled the role through to appointment for construction, after which time, IPS fulfilled the role of Services Construction Manager and Commissioning Manager for the entire project. The $200M facility was required to service (and therefore be cut into) the existing Hospitals services mains (Chilled Water, Heating Water, RO Water, etc..) and was completed within a 16 month period inclusive of a 3 month running in phase before the demolition of the existing Central Plant could occur. The QEII CEP project also services the Perth Childrens Hospital.

The project included the construction of a new Central Energy Plant building, 510 metres of main services tunnel, a waste management/workshop building, 11kV site power upgrade, 11kV – 450V transforming and switching equipment, 5 x 9MW chillers and associated cooling towers, pumps and pipe work, 5 x 2.5MW diesel generators providing site emergency power, 1 x 2.5MW Tri-Generation system including gas generator and absorption chiller, 3 x 1,800 kPa High Temperature Hot Water boilers, 2 x 900 kPa Steam boilers and Reverse Osmosis plant and pumping equipment.

Unique elements of the project that IPS managed include the inspection of internationally sourced equipment, integration of the new system on a progressive basis with the existing; multiple services diversions to allow for the construction of the inground tunnel; management and coordination of multiple clients and stakeholders including 4 major construction companies on the one site.

Insight personnel managed and attended to the major services cut-ins of chilled water and heating water with the existing QEII Hospital mains and worked 24 hour alternate shifts between two resources allocated to the project. IPS’s resources often worked 60 hour weeks to ensure delivery on time and to meet the after hours work demands of the project where the Works had the potential to impact Hospital operations.