The aim of the C-17 Maintenance Facilities, Aircraft Apron and associated Infrastructure Facilities Project (C-17 Project) is to provide fit for purpose, compliant, high quality and value for money maintenance facility and additional infrastructure at RAAF Amberley to support and sustain the Operational Level Maintenance (OLM) requirements of the C-17 fleet. The C-17 Project was delivered under the Defence Managing Contractor form of contract.
Upgrade of the existing CEPS (Central Emergency Power Station) to increase the existing generating capacity from 6.4 MW to 11.4 MW. Including all associated building modifications.
- First installation and incorporation of this particular type of Generating Set arrangement in Australia.
- Designed and modified existing day tank storage into a reticulating fuel polishing system to ensure longevity of bulk stored fuels.
- Commissioning period was accomplished smoothly with no major faults.
- Mains Fail Test illustrated the increased capacity of the CEPS building installation, giving confidence that the RAAF Amberley can run in Island from Energex supply for extended periods of time.
- Increased response of the system to fluctuations in supply and demand giving confidence in the system to self-stabilise and prioritise load demand.