QGE are preferred electrical and controls integrators for a number of architects and engineering firms working on service station upgrades and new builds across Australia. We have delivered over 30 service stations to date, and are currently working on more. We are familiar with site standards for all the major downstream operators as well as the independent chains in Australia.
QGE have multiple remote support contracts for control systems in the resources industry. We are able to offer support 24/7 for critical systems where required by our clients.
Generator Remote Monitoring, Control and Data Aggregation
QGE developed a low-cost, distributed data gathering and reporting architecture that allowed our client to effectively control operations and monitor performance on a power delivery contract across 50 remote sites in central Australia. The system employs a combination of 3rd party SCADA platforms and QGE proprietary web interfaces to integrate machine (generator) and human (operator) data into a single reporting platform linked to the contract structure. QGE continues to support and maintain the system and expects to expand it to additional sites in the near future.
80 MW Solar Farm
QGE provided engineering procurement assistance and control system design assistance to an 80 MW solar farm in central QLD. QGE’s unique combination of skills across electrical engineering, controls, renewable energy systems and Australian regulatory and standards compliance was central to this ambitious project, which was executed to a very tight timetable.
2.5 MW Solar Expansion
QGE performed detailed engineering design and provided grid connection assistance to a client in Brisbane for the expansion of their existing solar installation by an additional 2.5 MW. QGE’s expertise with grid connection arrangements was invaluable during the execution of this significant solar project.
Utilities Hazardous Area Compliance
QGE were engaged by a large utility provider to review and update hazardous area classifications and perform equipment inspections across several major wastewater treatment plants. QGE’s Ex-Online solution allowed us to complete the inspection works efficiently and to improve the quality of data in the site Hazardous Area verification dossiers. The reclassification project brought consistency and pragmatism to the three sites, opening the path for significant compliance cost reductions in future.
Gas Compression and Transmission Inspections
QGE were contracted by a large gas procucer to complete periodic equipment inspections at several sites in western Queensland. QGE delivered the project with significant cost savings, while providing superior data quality compared with previous inspection campaigns through our Ex-Online software system. Ex-Online allowed QGE to reduce both time in the field, and post-inspection data processing, while reducing errors and inconsistencies associated with manual / paper-based systems.
QGE undertook electrical design, hazardous area classificiations, and control systems reviews for Wagners’ Pinkenba Cement plant upgrade. QGE have also provided a review of the HV installation against best practice and power quality audits.
Rivalea Farms Biogas
Rivalea Piggery installed a biogas collection and flare system to harvest methane from their effluent ponds. QGE assisted with a hazardous area classification of the facility and a compliance review of the electrical installation.
Coal Handling Port Upgrade
QGE completed power system modelling and analysis for a major coal handling port upgrade project. Our engineers completed a load flow analysis, fault study, earthing assessment, harmonic analysis and arc-flash hazard level analysis. We also completed the detailed design for the modifications to the site high voltage infrastructure, including HV switchgear, HV cables and transformers for the project.
Gold Expansion Project, Senegal
Electrical and instrumentation design for duplication of the crushing circuit at a West African gold processing plant. QGE completed the design and managed the tender process for the transformers, switchboards and field equipment for the upgrade project and completed switchboard FAT testing in Perth prior to sending the equipment to site.
Offshore LNG Projects
QGE have conducted hazardous area inspections, audits, supervision of contractors and project package vendors to ensure compliance for large offshore gas projects, with Australia’s strict hazardous area requirements. QGE’s team have conducted inspections on over 100 vendors throughout Europe and Korea on a tight schedule to help keep large multi billion dollar projects on track.