Power reticulation upgrade
Whenuapai Air Base
Neo Consulting (formerly Ergo Control Systems) was engaged by the Defence Estate and Infrastructure (DEI) to provide an assessment of their aging power distribution around Whenuapai Air Base in October 2016, with the intention of replacing several field service boxes. During the assessment phase Neo identified significant risks with old gear and cabling, which led to the project being expanded to include the upgrading of switchgear at substations 1 and 3.
Construction work at substations 1 and 3 will continue through to late 2018. The new SATCOM facility at Whenuapai Air Base required power. The SATCOM facility is supplied from new substation 12. Neo worked with a project team from NZDF through each phase: detailed design, tendering, construction and installation of substation 12. Constructed on the SATCOM facility was completed in July 2018.