Projects


Statement of Experience

David Batterham - RPEQ Elect 7828

Current Projects

Queensland Curtis Island LNG

PNG LNG Plant Project


Past Projects

Alcan Gove G3 Project

EDL West Kimberley Power Project

Gallery of Modern Art South Bank

Mar – Jul 2008 EPSA Project Electrical Engineer

Condamine Power Station, Qld . – provision of electrical engineering design services for the 3.3kV black start generator, to operate on coal seam methane gas. The project is on-going and work includes:

  • Detail electrical design
  • Preparation of single line diagrams, electrical schematics and cable schedules
  • Sizing of cables, calculations and layouts
  • Selection and procurement of components, motor control centre and control panel
  • Liaise with client, and attendance at meeting.

 

Jun / Jul 2008 EDL Senior Electrical Engineer

West Kimberley Power Stations, W.A. – provision of electrical testing services for the capacity and heat rate testing of remote area power stations at Broome, Derby, Hall's Creek, Fitzroy Crossing and Looma:

  • Liaison with mechanical engineering and consultants
  • Selection and hire of electrical test equipment
  • Supervision of site tests
  • Preparation of test data for processing and reporting

 

Jun – Nov 2007 EDL Site Electrical Engineer

Maitland LNG Plant, W.A . – provision of electrical engineering site services for the construction of a new LNG plant:

  • Preparation and issue of work orders
  • Up-dating of site drawings and cable schedules
  • Detail design, preparation of schematics, single line diagrams, SIL loops and specifications
  • Calculations for cable size, earth fault loop impedance and calculation checking
  • Liaison with site contractors and head office
  • Supervision of electrical construction activity
  • Preparation of reports and planning schedules
  • Procurement of miscellaneous components, distribution boards and materials
  • Site support to commissioning team
  • Resolution of site difficulties as required

Feb – Jun 2007 EDL Senior Electrical Engineer

Brisbane office for Maitland LNG Plant, W.A . – provision of electrical engineering design services for the construction of a new LNG plant:

  • Preparation and checking of electrical drawings and cable schedules for plant items, including 3 x gas turbines (11kV), 11kV switchboard, 11kV capacitor switchboard, 3.3kV compressor motors, 415V MCC, PLC panel, distribution boards, switch-rooms and process plant.
  • Calculation and checking of cable sizes.
  • Participation in Haz-Op studies.

 

Dec 2007-May 2008 : Completion of “as built” drawings and provision of electrical engineering services for on-going medications and upgrades.

 

Aug – Oct 2006 EPSA Senior Electrical Engineer

Enertrade 40MW Power Station , Moranbah – provision of electrical engineering design and estimating services for tender preparation:

  • Preparation of MV single line diagram, generation at 11kV with power export to the grid at 66kV, with a number of different generation options
  • Sizing and rating of switchgear and transformers
  • Preparation of protection scheme and neutral earthing system
  • Preparation of single line diagram for the LV auxiliary systems - main switchboards and motor control centres
  • Design of the station control system and detailing the interface between proprietary Caterpillar items and local supply components
  • Preparation of the draft station control philosophy and draft general functional description for the SCADA and PLC systems
  • Preparation of the station communication systems network diagram
  • Preparation of specifications and tender enquiries for transformers, MV switchgear, LV switchgear, SCADA and PLC systems

 

Nov 2005 – Jul 2006 EPSA Senior Electrical Engineer

Diesel Power Station Extension , Gove – 2 units, 1820kW each @ 6.6kV, provision of electrical engineering design services:

•  Detailed design of each generator control panel and local distribution board, including interfacing to the existing station control system and the station 6.6kV switchgear

•  Preparation of the generator control philosophy

•  Selection of the Siemens protection relays and Stemar protection CTs to suit the client requirements

•  Preparation of the cable schedules and interconnection diagrams, both for the client and EPSA

•  Design of the cable routing inside the generator canopies

•  Design of the modifications required to the proprietary Caterpillar items to suit the customer requirements

•  Design of the generator control systems for synchronization and load sharing using Woodward controllers

•  Preparation of drawings and specifications for tender enquiries for the manufacture of the generator control panels

•  Supervision of the manufacture, factory acceptance testing and installation of the generator control panels and local distribution boards

•  Supervision of the canopy cable installation and testing

•  Responding to client questions and requirements, attendance at client co-ordination meetings

•  Attendance at the client acceptance inspections

 

December 2005 – May 2006 EPSA Senior Electrical Engineer

EDL West Kimberley Project , W.A. - Diesel and gas spark ignition generators, provision of electrical design services:

•  Preparation of electrical schematics and termination diagrams for the generator control panel and generator power panel, diesel and gas spark ignition Caterpillar generators

•  Preparation of electrical schematics for on-engine, project specific, wiring modifications to interface with Deif and Woodward controllers

 

 

Jul 2005 – May 2006 LCE Site Electrical Engineer

Millennium Arts Project , South Bank – 3.3 & 11kV switchboards, provision of electrical engineering design services, site commissioning:

•  Preparation of the single line diagrams for the new LV main switchboards

•  Preparation of tender enquiries for manufacturers of LV main switchboards and liaison in the selection of the preferred supplier

•  Design of modifications to the existing library LV main switchboard

•  Design of modifications to the existing 3.3kV central energy plant switchboard

•  Preparation of interconnection diagrams and bills of materials for the above

•  Represent Tamco to the contractor, builder and consultant for the supply of 3.3kV / 11kV main switchboards, 11kV RMUs and drawing approval for construction

•  Represent Tamco for the installation and commissioning of the 3.3kV and 11kV main switchboards

•  Represent the contractor to the supplier and the builder for the supply of Federal Electrical 2MVA distribution transformers

•  Represent the contractor for the selection of the protection settings, programming of the relays and site testing of the Mincom protection relays and CTs

•  Calculation and selection of settings for Schneider ACBs and MCCBs in LV main switchboards for full discrimination

•  Preparation of the site energisation plan for MV and LV

 

June – September 2005 EMS Senior Electrical Engineer

King Island Titanium Project – Snr Elect Eng, design of complete MV and LV electrical system for sand mining process plant:

•  Preparation of plant single line diagram

•  Sizing and rating of switchgear and selection of protection scheme

•  Preparation of electrical schematics for LV main switchboard and motor control centre

•  Preparation of cable schedule and single line diagrams

•  Preparation of tender enquiries for LV main switchboard and motor control centre

 

 

Oct 2003 – February 2005 EPSA Lead Electrical Engineer

Andoom Power Station , Weipa – 7 units, 2MVA each @ 11kV, provision of electrical engineering services, fully automatic, unattended, island prime power station with secondary import / export to grid:

•  Preparation of station operating philosophy

•  Preparation of station single line diagram MV and LV

•  Sizing and rating of switchgear and transformers

•  Design of MV station main switchboard, LV station auxiliary motor control centre, station control systems, station protection scheme and station neutral earthing system including electrical schematics and bills of materials

•  Preparation of the station functional description for the Citec SCADA and Rockwell station PLC

•  Design of the bulk fuel tanks and generator day tanks control and pumping systems

•  Design of the controls for the instrument air system, automatic oil make-up system, fast fill and fast oil drainage and coolant system fast fill using Contrec level and flow controllers and meters

•  Design of the generator synchronizing and load share controls and station import / export controls using Sitec controllers

•  Design of the generator canopy control panels and local distribution boards

•  Design of the generator neutral earthing contactor panels

•  Design of the station and generator emergency stop system and safety lockout system

•  Preparation of the cable schedule and interconnection diagrams

•  Design of the switchroom layout and cable routes

•  Design of station internal lightning protection system

•  Preparation and selection of preferred tenderer for MV station main switchboard, LV station auxiliary motor control centre and station control panel with SCADA and PLC

•  Responding to client questions and requirements, attendance at client co-ordination meetings and client inspections

•  Supervision of the manufacture, factory testing and installation testing of the MV station main switchboard, LV station auxiliary motor control centre, station trip close battery charger, station control battery charger and station control panel with SCADA and PLC into the switchroom

•  Calculation and loading of the settings for the Multilin protection relays

•  Site supervision of erection at Andoom mine, Weipa

•  Site supervision of commissioning of individual generators including insulation testing, protection relay testing and control testing

•  Site supervision of the commissioning of the station auxiliary systems

•  Supervision of generator site load and acceptance testing

•  Site supervision of station commissioning, including simultaneous operation of four (4) units and ongoing construction of individual units

•  Site supervision of station import / export systems

 

March – June 2004 JGP Senior Electrical Engineer

Capral Aluminium Factory , Bundamba – 11kV Main Switchboard:

•  Represent Tamco to the contractor, builder and consultant for the supply, installation and commissioning of the 11kV main switchboard

 

Dec 1998 – Jul 2002 GEI, UAE Managing Partner

MV / LV switchgear factory 3000msq 40 plus employees, Cubic licensee assembler, Rockwell system integrator, Sitec agent:

•  Started factory from scratch, planned layout and operation, recruited all employees, negotiated agencies and contracts with suppliers

•  Implemented ISO 9001, total quality management and system of continuous improvement

•  Responsible for approving all projects for construction, directed and monitored a team of design engineers and draftsmen.

 

Major projects either supervised by or done personally included:

 

2000 / 02 - Project: SPC 512

Abu Dhabi Sewerage Projects Committee

Main Contractor: Hunter Watertech, Dubai .

256 sewerage pumping stations across the Emirate of Abu Dhabi required modification and upgrading:

•  Manufacture and site installation of RTUs

•  Site modification of existing motor control centres

•  Site installation of upgraded Endress & Hauser instrumentation for level and pressure

•  Site testing and client acceptance testing

 

2000 - Project: Meckhairiz

Abu Dhabi Police

4 units each 1500kW @ 415V prime power station for a jail in the desert in Abu Dhabi :

•  Design of complete electrical LV system, station control and auxiliary systems

•  Preparation of cable schedule and interconnection diagrams

•  Manufacture of station main switchboard and station control panel

•  Preparation of station operating philosophy and functional description

•  Programming of station PLC – Rockwell

•  Factory acceptance testing

•  Site acceptance testing and commissioning

 

1999 - Project: Tarim Water Supply

World Bank Project

This project provided a water supply system for the towns of Sayun and Tarim in Wadhi Hadramut , Yemen . There was a well-field with 7 pumps complete with starters, a water treatment plant, 2 town reservoirs, a main 11kV switchboard, an automatic transfer switch for a main standby generator, a standby automatic transfer switch for a standby, standby generator, a plant main motor control centre with water transfer pumps, a Dupline telemetry control system and local distribution boards:

•  Design of the complete electrical LV system, control systems, pump starters, MV switchboard, distribution transformers and automatic transfer switches

•  Preparation of cable schedule and interconnection diagrams

•  Manufacture of all LV switchgear and controls

•  Preparation of tender enquiry and purchase of MV switchboard and transformers

•  Configuration of Dupline telemetry system and Endress & Hauser instrumentation

•  Factory acceptance testing

•  Site acceptance testing and commissioning