Kwinana, Western Australia
CAPS Australia successfully delivered a comprehensive emergency backup power system for a Waste to Energy plant. This large-scale project took place in Western Australia at Kwinana, 40km south of Perth. The case study provides insights into the complexity of the project, the specialised solution provided by CAPS Australia, and the successful commissioning of the project on time and within budget.
The customer’s primary goal was to source an emergency backup power system supplying 3100kVA with a noise limit of 85dB @ 1m. This requirement was essential for the Waste to Energy plant, which processes non-recyclable waste, and demanded uninterrupted power even in the event of grid failure.
CAPS Australia, renowned for its end-to-end solutions in power generation and compressed air, offered the following solution to meet the customer’s objectives:
DESIGN AND ENGINEERING
The task was not merely about supplying a reliable 3.1MVA diesel generator but delivering an 11kV system with all necessary components, fitting within an acoustic enclosure, and confined to a 40ft container footprint.
A purpose-built 40ft container was designed to accommodate all the equipment, including a custom-built control system for synchronization and parallel operation with mains. The design had to overcome the challenges of:
All modifications and engineering were completed at CAPS Australia’s in-house manufacturing facility in Welshpool, Western Australia, operating under an ISO9001:2015 Quality Assurance system. This ensured that every component met the highest standards of quality. Full load testing and functional tests at FAT were conducted to ensure a favourable outcome.
The CAPS Australia solution provided major benefits:
This project highlighted CAPS Australia’s ability to provide a customised, state-of-the-art solution while maintaining a competitive edge for our customer’s Waste to Energy plant.
The success can be attributed to the collaboration between local engineering expertise, world-class equipment selection, and a commitment to fulfilling the unique requirements of the customer, all under the guidance of an ISO9001 Quality Assurance system.
By delivering on its promises, CAPS Australia has not only facilitated a crucial energy-security measure for the facility but also fostered trust and partnership with major industry players such in the Waste to Energy sector.
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