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Pacific Partnerships, CPB Contractors, and UGL, as part of the Pulse consortium, have been selected by the State of Queensland to deliver the Tunnel, Stations and Development (TSD) Public Private Partnership package of Brisbane’s Cross River Rail Project.

Among other engineering and technical services, EIC Activities is supporting the project with electrical solutions that ensure a safe and economical construction program and improved delivery.

(L to R): Graham Buckley, EIC Activities Senior Engineer – Electrical and Kerry Craven, EIC Activities Principal – Electrical.

Graham Buckley, EIC Activities Senior Engineer – Electrical worked with the project’s Plant team to devise solutions to electrical constraints across each of the construction sites.

“One of our main challenges was to design temporary construction supplies to power the project’s tunnelling equipment.

“Designing a solution that allowed tunnel boring machines and road headers to operate successfully, but not impact electricity supply to local communities and surrounding infrastructure, was paramount,” said Graham.

Battery Energy Storage System

In collaboration with the project team, EIC Activities’ solution was to investigate the implementation of a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).

“The battery system can help manage both peak electricity consumption as well as mitigate power quality issues which can potentially arise during the operation of tunnelling equipment. 

“It is exciting to be assessing an innovative technology that is primarily used within the renewable energy space, for the construction of a major infrastructure project,” explains Graham.

Read more about the Cross River Rail Project on the Group’s interactive Project Knowledge Library (iPKL).

Please note iPKL is only accessible inside your network.

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