After much anticipation and hard work from our management team, we’ve successfully secured the East Perth Power Station pipeline (EPPS) from our valued client ATCO Gas Australia, with the project set to commence in April 2022 and is expected for completion in December 2022. The existing EPPS will be demolished so that the site can be developed into a vibrant waterfront community where people will live, work and play.
The existing East Perth Power Station Pressure Reduction Station (EPPS) will be demolished so that the site can be developed into a vibrant waterfront community where people will live, work and play. The site location is shown in the header with an artist’s impression of the new redevelopment.
The overall project scope has been split into two separate packages and has been designed to maintain security of supply throughout construction.
Package 1 HP151 Pipeline – this will include construction of a new 7.3km DN250 carbon steel CL150 pipeline from the above ground flange inside the PRS010 facility located on Railway Parade in Bayswater (just East of the Tonkin Highway flyover) through Bayswater and Dianella and connects to the existing HP038 pipeline on Alexander Drive near Wordsworth Street. The pipeline will be constructed within the road reserve of several streets using a combination of open excavation and HDD installation techniques.
Package 2 HP152 Summer Street Bypass – this is a new 100m approximately DN250 CL150 carbon steel pipeline along Summers Street in East Perth. This effectively bypasses the existing PRS011 facility located on Summers Street so that this existing facility can be demolished once the new PRS010 facility has been constructed and commissioned at the corner of RailwayParade and Wicks Street in Bayswater (adjacent to the existing facility).
Photo1: Manual Metal Arc Welding to AS2885.2
Photo 2 – Horizontal Directional Drilling DN200 pipe pullback
We have a large internal plant and workforce that will be utilised on this project as self-performing construction tasks is something that we always aim to tackle ourselves whenever possible especially with our vast knowledge in the water infrastructure and pipeline industry. However, being somewhat new in the gas pipeline industry we’ll be utilising specialised subcontractors as the gas pipeline code AS2885 requires strict quality assurance and quality control procedures which these businesses know and understand. The gas pipeline code – AS2885 requires strict quality assurance and quality control procedures that these subcontractors know and understand. Subcontractor management will be a big part of this project success.
Some of our crews have been exposed to working with ATCO over the years especially in recent times with the Fremantle cast iron renewals, Denny Avenue and Bunbury projects. We’ve delivered these projects on time, within budget and most importantly to a high level of safety and quality. This high level of safety and quality is what has put us above our competitors in securing the EPPS project and winning projects like this is a testament to how well we all work together as a team.