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QEII Central Energy Plant

Completion year 2012

The Queen Elizabeth II Medical Centre Central Energy Plant (CEP) project was the major enabling project for the redevelopment of the QEII Medical Centre (QEIIMC) site in Nedlands and was delivered as a two-stage managed contract by Brookfield Multiplex during 2011 and 2012.

WGE were responsible for the design and construction phase services for all the building services disciplines on this challenging project.

WGE worked with Brookfield Multiplex and their services integration sub-contractor IBMS to meet the State’s brief to provide:

  • A centralised building-wide management and monitoring tool to assist in reporting and responding to plant failures.
  • Alarm monitoring.
  • Full visibility of on-site maintenance activity performance.

The Integrated Extra Low Voltage System (IELVS) specified by WGE provides a robust, fault-tolerant and concurrently maintainable platform for hosting the building management software and equipment critical to operation of the CEP.

This system includes the following main components:

  • High availability data network for building services equipment requiring communications connectivity across the building and greater site.
  • Virtualised server environment for installation of maintenance and building operation software, allowing remote access and concurrent maintenance of hardware.
  • Purpose built software for collecting data from building sub-systems including faults, alarms and diagnostic performance information.
  • Customised graphical user interface to display real-time key parameters of all operating plant, including associated status and alarm information.

All of the above is presented on large LCD displays within the CEP control room, and available via remote access for site maintenance personnel.

The WGE team were engaged for numerous services on the CEP project.  Click here to read more about the team’s involvement.

The images below are screen captures from the building management system.  These will give you an insight into the web-based centralised building-wide management and monitoring tool the team developed.