Singapore Solar Panel Project

Ampcontrol recently supported the delivery of  the largest ground mounted utility-scale solar farm in Singapore, SolarLand 2.

SolarLand 2 (SL2) is a state-of-the-art ground-mount photovoltaic (PV) powerplant installed on 116,000 square meters of interim industrial land at Changi Business Park.

Being the first large scale solar project in Singapore, our team had to ensure the design was adequate to handle the supply requirements. The electrical design of the system is also different from our typical importing of power from the network to exporting back into the system.

Ampcontrol designed, suppled, delivered and commissioned two 22kV containerised systems for the project.  The 20ft systems were designed and built with natural ventilation, light arrestors, lighting, power and fire alarm systems. We supplied and installed 22kV GSI switchgear including a battery charger. We were also responsible for the testing and commissioning of the system including the protection relays.

While site works are still ongoing the 22kV system was successfully powered on in late last year. Some unique aspects of the project outside our involvement is the deployment and integration of urban farming underneath the solar panels, which will be another first in Singapore. It is great to be a part of innovative renewable solutions in urban areas that tackle both energy and food security.

22kV Network System for Changi Airport

Voted as the world’s number one airport for the previous eight years, Singapore’s Changi Airport is undergoing significant expansions. To support this expansion, we were contracted to design, supply, deliver, install, test and commission a 22kV network system for the new Terminal T5. Once completed, the Terminal T5 will be one of the largest airport terminals in the world.

While the project included the deployment of many different Ampcontrol capabilities, a key aspect of the expansion was the development of a three-runway system and network of inter and intra terminal tunnels. As this was the first large diameter bored tunnel in Singapore, the power requirements were significantly larger than the previous projects completed in the country.

Our solution proposed a 22/22kV isolation transformer which was used to supply the tunnel boring machine to limit the secondary fault current to the system. This design and approach was both safer and more practical than using a 11kV system.

While mostly recognised for its Australian operations, Ampcontrol operates several successful operations in South East Asia which specialise in high voltage service and engineering support for the tunneling and infrastructure sectors.

Despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the site supply was successfully powered on in October of 2021 and while the project is still ongoing, Ampcontrol is committed to suppling the highest quality products and services both in Australia and abroad.

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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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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.