Canberra International Airport Upgrade
Rudds Consulting Engineers
Engineering, Airport, Energy Efficiency
The new Canberra Airport Terminal is one of the largest, most anticipated, private developments in the ACT. Transforming Canberra's antiquated existing terminal facility into a state-of-the-art modern concourse has been a complex, but truly rewarding task.
Providing new facilities for aeroplane parking, boarding, baggage handling and passenger processing at Canberra's busiest transport hub, while keeping existing facilities operational during the change-over period has been challenge Rudds has embraced and excelled in. Working together with a large project team of multi-disciplinary engineers and architects, the project has now delivered the second of a number milestones: Stage 2 of the Terminal Concourse is open to the public, as are both multi-story car park facilities and the new elevated road system.
Description of Services Provided
Rudds provided a complete electrical and mechanical services package. Delivering on state-of-the-art tri-generation and back-up power systems incorporating 1.4MVA gas generators delivering clean power to the terminal precinct as well as working in parallel with 2MVA diesel stand-by gen-sets controlled via a high performance SCADA system for high power reliability. Fully automatic power control systems keep the precinct running optimally under a multitude of fault scenarios.
Specific Rudds involvement in the terminal precinct upgrades:
2x Tri-generation and backup power plants (multiple Gas, Diesel and UPS systems);
Main terminal building (Concourse) electrical, mechanical and communications services;
Specialised 400Hz aircraft power system;
2x multi-story car park facilities, with base building office space above; and
On-grade car parks and roadway electrical infrastructure.
, Energy Efficiency