Retracom Transportable Buildings has just delivered a Fire Rated HV Switchroom to MPA Engineering who are the main electrical subcontractors to Monadelphous as part of flood resilience works at Urban Utilities Oxley Creek WTP (Water Treatment Plant).
The facility suffered $32 million worth of damage in the Brisbane Floods of 2011 and forced part of the plant offline. A range of flood proofing measures are being rolled out including raising electrical equipment, such as switchboards, 30cm higher than the 2011 flood peak.
Industrial and residential growth in the area also dictated a capacity increase from 53 million to 65 million litres of sewage a day.
The HV switchroom measured 15.5x5.5x3.9m externally and because it was specified with a (2 hour FRL) or 120/120/120 fire rating level the building was constructed using flameguard sandwich panel in combination with various other fire certified elements. The total building tare weight was nearing 22 tons and it will be fitted out insitu with approximately 8-9 tons of switch gear and control equipment by MPA over coming weeks. Retracom had also previously supplied a smaller modular fire rated digestor switchroom.
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