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Vast Electrical was contracted by Norman Disney & Young to complete major electrical works at La Trobe University in a period of just four months.

Project Stats:

  • Location: Plenty Road, Bundoora VIC 3083
  • Builder: Watpac
  • Client: La Trobe University
  • Status: Completed

Requirements:

  • Complete six kilometres of underground boring and install bore pipe
  • Install 15 five-tonne concrete pits
  • Haul in six kilometres of 22kV HV cabling
  • Supply and install a Schneider SM6 22 kV HV Distribution Kiosk and Switchgear
  • Terminate and test HV cabling and equipment
  • Supply and install cloud-based energy monitoring system to all new HV equipment
  • Provide four 400 kVA diesel generators to supply power to the university buildings during six separate shutdowns and decommissioning of redundant HV switchgear
 

La Trobe University

Vast Electrical was contracted by Norman Disney & Young to complete major electrical works at La Trobe University in a period of just four months. The project involved six kilometres of underground boring work in addition to the supply, installation, termination, connection, testing and commissioning of a new 22 kV incoming feeder service, high voltage distribution switchgear, main distribution kiosk, and new high voltage distribution ring main cabling from a new HV distribution kiosk to four substations around the campus.

For all the new HV switchgear, the team also managed and installed a cloud-based software monitoring system and field instrumentation and communications systems.

Additional work included the installation, termination and testing of various systems including HV & LV earthing systems, UPS & battery charger systems for the monitoring systems.

Unique To This Project:

VAST Electrical was required to comply with the QA & OHS requirements of two clients – La Trobe University and Agri Bioscience – in addition to their own HSE requirements. Ensuring the safety of 32,000 students and teachers was paramount and required a very high level of alertness and precaution while working in such a dynamic environment.

The civil team also had to take exceptional care to avoid the complex existing underground network of services throughout the university during the underground boring phase, including fire, gas, fibre optic, HV, LV and security services.