Oaklands Crossing Project

In November 2018 BE Switchcraft was engaged by electrical contractor Quality Electrical Services to manufacture the custom electrical switchboards and transformer enclosures that power the new $174 million Oaklands Crossing upgrade. The Oaklands Crossing project was a complex job that had tight time constraints with critical deadlines that were met by BE Switchcraft. the project included an array of dual supply and isolation of multiple power supplies from the grid through a complex system of transformers and automatic transfer switches were simplified by BE Switchcraft with their expertise and knowledge of the client’s requirements.

The project called for 7 new switchboards, including 3 site main switchboards and 2 transformers. It was one of our first major projects to be designed and manufactured inhouse at our new Royal Park facility. All the switchboards that were not within buildings featured aluminium heat shields to mitigate temperature rise issues during peak summer demand. The outdoor boards were finished with a high-performance anti-graffiti powder coat.

The Oaklands switchboards also incorporated a significant amount of lighting control designed, installed and commissioned by our lighting control and EMS specialists, BE integration. In this respect, Oaklands Crossing was a watershed project for BE Switchcraft as it was a project that saw our two business arms gelling together on a major project for the first time. Essentially, Oaklands allowed us to build the switchboards, install lighting control and metering hardware and provide the electrical contractor with a turnkey solution to complex power and lighting installation.

 

BE Switchcraft products are second to none. Their finishes and internals are all of the highest quality and their customer service helps us when we need to move something along quickly.

For this project, they knew exactly what was required from the switchboards to the integration including all the automation processes. It was one of our first dual supply projects and they came through with flying colours for us across every aspect.

Tony Gallina

Director | Quality Electrical Services


Project Value Overview

Switchboards              230K

Integration                  30K

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