Hong Kong Team Support Construction of Central Kowloon Route

Ampcontrol’s Hong Kong team has provided comprehensive HV and LV electrical distribution works on behalf of Bouygues Travaux Publics on the Central Kowloon Route (CKR) project. This important piece of infrastructure is a 4.7km, dual 3-lane trunk road linking the Yau Ma Tei interchange in West Kowloon with the road network servicing the Kai Tak development and Kowloon Bay in East Kowloon.

Ampcontrol supplied key HV and LV electrical distribution works and services which included:

  • Installation of a new and more environmentally friendly ring main unit due to its utilisation of green insulation air
  • Installation of a triangular dry type transformer rather than a traditional rectangular transformer. This solution has a smaller footprint and provides superior insulation resistance
  • Factory acceptance testing of a refurbished substation at Ampcontrol’s Tin Thui Wai workshop, ensuring the safety and efficiency of the equipment
  • 10km of HV and LV cable
  • HV testing and commissioning
  • 12 substations
  • HV switchgear

Successful delivery of the extensive HV and LV electrical distribution works expands Ampcontrol’s footprint within the CKR project. Ampcontrol has provided three Vacuum Circuit Breaker (VCB) panels, one 2MVA surface substation and one 1.25MVA tunnelling substation which are now in service on site.

Upon completion, the CKR project will form a trunk route through the heart of Kowloon, providing an alternate express route to relieve traffic congestion on the major east-west corridors. Ampcontrol have been contracted to provide a further 10 substations for service within the Central Kowloon Route project, for which work will continue into the foreseeable future.

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Conducting COVID-safe Upgrade Works – India

Following the installation and commissioning of an AUK5000 Power Centre for long standing customer Gainwell Commosales Private Limited (GCPL) earlier this year, Ampcontrol’s India Area Manager Avinash Kumar recently returned to site to undertake some service upgrades.

To ensure compliance with Indian COVID-19 response measures, the service work was undertaken in a large conference room rather than a workshop, ensuring social distancing requirements could be adhered to. Avinash also completed all upgrade work using his own tools allowing him to minimise contact with the on-site team.

Included within this upgrade work was the replacement of an old AWT-20 protection card with the new AWT-31 model and various software and hardware system compatibility checks.

Our dedicated on-site Indian operation provides customers with prompt maintenance and service support for all Ampcontrol products. You can find out more information about our South East Asian capabilities here.

For further information on the installation and commissioning of this AUK5000 Power Centre, you can view our case study.

Tuas Water Reclamation Plant Temporary Electrics

Ampcontrol’s Singapore team recently carried out installation, testing and commissioning of temporary electrics for Singapore’s Tuas Water Reclamation Plant.

Contracted to deliver services for the Public Utilities Board on behalf of McConnell Dowell South-East Asia, the Singapore team supplied a range of equipment and services to support the project.

This work included installation, testing and commissioning of all temporary electrics including substations, switchrooms, transformers and high and low voltage cables within the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant.

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Hong Kong Service Team Step into Action

Hong Kong is in the middle of an infrastructure boom with the population set to reach 7.78 million by 2025. From rail and road projects to new skyscrapers in the city, Ampcontrol’s Hong Kong  service team have been on hand to support these critical developments and keep things moving amid travel restrictions stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contracted by Siemens to support their customer Chu Kong Transhipment & Logistics Co Ltd, the Ampcontrol service team recently re-tested and commissioned Siemens NXPLUS C and GIS Switchgear within the new CKS phase 2A office building in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong.

The scope of this onsite service visit included a visual inspection of the 11kV GIS panels, IDMT test and functional test for 7SR protection relay, 10kV Megger Insulation Test, as well as a range of mechanical tests and checks to ensure safe and reliable operation of the switchboard.

With Ampcontrol’s service team based in country, our agile team has supported a number of projects and customers since international travel restrictions were imposed. Learn more about our range of capabilities across South East Asia here.