Due to the project time scales the planning, programming and coordination of the works was jointly carried out by the client, network operator and RJ Power Networks, which involved several workshops being organised to ensure that all aspects of the project were covered and agreed well in advance of the commencement on site.
In addition to the enabling and pre-installation works, the RJ Power Networks team and the network operator worked over two very busy weekends to carry out the changeover works from mains power to the temporary power in order to enable the old substation equipment to be removed, and changeover from the temporary power back to mains after the installation of the new substation equipment and reinstatement of cabling.
As the existing cables were to be re-used, the new switchboard was designed and manufactured to match the cable connection positions of the original switchboard. This was also made more difficult due to restricted access for installation of the new switchboard and the logistical challenges that this created. In order to combat these challenges, the new Switchboard was designed and manufactured 300mm smaller in height than the original.
RJ Power Networks was delighted to have the opportunity to work once again with one of their longterm clients and enjoyed working with new people within the client’s team. RJ Power Networks and the client continue to build and strengthen their relationship.