New Co-Generation System – Clarke St, Southbank

Client Representative, Design Manager and Project Manager

Crown Melbourne



Responsible the design, documentation and delivery of a new standby generation plant /co-generation plant to serve Crown’s existing Clarke St. Building.  The Clarke St. Building contains Crown’s administration offices, fully automated wardrobe for staff,  retail and staff amenities. Waste heat was used to provide heating hot water and domestic hot water to Crowns Metropol Hotel.


Two 450 Kva Caterpillar Gas Fired Generators c/w high pressure heat exchangers and pumps

New Switchboards to serve both the gensets and to allow for the connection of the new plant to the existing Clarke St. building infrastructure

New Master Programmed Logic Controller (PLC) c/w new UPS and SCADA to support it

New Fault Limiting inductor that was required to be installed to limit fault contribution to Citipower infrastructure

Harmonic testing and monitoring to Citipower strict requirements

Subsequent install of Harmonic Filtration System to ensure that Citipower requirements were met on site

Construction of two new plant rooms, one to house the new engines and associated plant and equipment and one to allow
for the installation of a new switchboard to allow for the inter-connection of the gensets to the Clarke St


Cut-overs and works taking place in 24 / 7 facility

Simulated power failures on site to test the new system

Negotiation with relevant authorities