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Primo Smallgoods, Brisbane

Primo’s new Wacol operation will be one of the largest facilities of its kind in Australia – a massive 38,000m2 facility comprising freezer, manufacturing and distribution centre under one roof. Stage 1 involved the construction of the Freezer and Chiller Buildings.

The complexity of this project involved fast track construction, which put pressure on both design and installation of the electrical systems. The design of an efficient electrical distribution system to solve the challenge of the dual building layout, smart switchboard location planning, distributed control systems and distributed drive technology were also contributing factors.

CEQ designed and installed a lighting control system for the lighting within the -250C environment. This involved PIR detection, replacing traditional 400W HID high bay luminaires with 100W LED luminaires and low-level beam detection for forklift activation. Lamp life is increased 6 fold and energy savings achieved is in the order of 60% with a payback period of 4 years.

CEQ’s overall involvement included general light and power, communications and data, fire alarms and security and access control systems.

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