UGL Solar Power Station Collinsville QLD

APPOINTMENT

Evidence of Suitability Report

CLIENT

UGL Pty Ltd

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: TGOOD Australia
Building Certifier: GMA Certification Group

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants provided “Evidence of Suitability” report for the composite panel conforming to fire safety requirements based on the National Construction Code (NCC) 2016 Volume One. The composite panels were installed for wall and ceiling at Control Building (33 kV Switch Room), Collinsville Solar Farm in Central Queensland.

The project is consisted of approximately 180,000 individual solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and have a generation capacity of 42.5 megawatts. It produces enough electricity each year to power up to 15,000 homes. Electric Control Building incorporates various modules including DC switchgear, low voltage AC switchgear, high voltage switchgear, battery bank, inverter and electric panels to meet the project needs.

Cairns International Airport QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Risk Assessment and Audit

CLIENT

Cairns Airport Pty Ltd

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Architects: Aurecon
Building Certifier: All Construction Approvals

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants (FCC) were commissioned by Cairns Airport Pty Ltd to provide a fire and life safety assessment of the existing International Terminal Building. The building was originally constructed circa 1990 and has since had a major extensions in 1996/97 and 2006.

The scope of work involved –

  • Report on the existing level of fire and life safety; and
  • Provide recommendations to mitigate any increased fire or life safety risks to an acceptable level.

After this initial engagement, FCC were commissioned to provide third party fire engineering consultancy services for the proposed redevelopment and extension works.

Norfolk Island International Airport Norfolk Island

APPOINTMENT

Fire Protection System Design and Tender Documentation

CLIENT

Norfolk Island Regional Council

DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS

Stakeholder: Burnt Pine Travel
Building Certifier: Norfolk Island Regional Council

OVERVIEW

Fire Check Consultants (FCC) were appointed by ‘Norfolk Island Regional Council’to undertake a fire engineering assessment of fire hydrant system installed at the Norfolk Island International Airport. The airport was initially constructed at the time of World War-II and then redeveloped in the year 1989/1990. The airport precinct was under augmentation scheme in line with the Planning Act 2002, Norfolk Island Development Plan No. 5 (Norfolk Island Airport, April 2010). Under the scheme, a new cargo terminal for Burnt Pine Travel was proposed to be added near to Airport Terminal Building.

To assist ‘Norfolk Island Regional Council’in making a determination, the report presented the findings of an assessment undertaken at the time of site inspection and discussions with the stakeholders. The report analyses the adequacy of the existing fire hydrant system and fire hose reels, and provides the details of proposed modifications/requirements in the systems for protecting the Airport Terminal Building and other facilities. Fire hydrant design was also undertaken by FCC for the new fire hydrant services. This included a number of drawings and a specification brief.

Abbot Point Coal Terminal QLD

APPOINTMENT

Fire Risk Assessment and Fire Protection System Design

CLIENT

Adani Group

OVERVIEW

The Port of Abbot Point is located 25 km north of Bowen in the Whitsunday Coast of Queensland. This existing port is one of Australia’s most significant emerging bulk coal ports. This was proposed for undergoing a major transformation into a port precinct of global importance. Adani Group made significant progress on infrastructure to support the port development. Coal is exported from the Abbot Point Port Terminal “T1” that is supplied by rail from the Newlands, Collinsville and Sonoma mines.

In addition to “T1” terminal, a new terminal “T0” was proposed that would double the Port of Abbot Point’s capacity from 25 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) to 50 mtpa. The proposed terminal “T0” was proposed in three phases.

First phase was the subject of Fire Check Consultants (FCC)Fire Mitigation Risk Report. FCC report provided an overview of the existing and proposed projects, the common hazards and risks associated with the coal handling terminal and the proposed fire safety arrangements and design the water mist system (underground mines).