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Great Barrier Island Off Grid Power System
Neo managed and designed a complete off-grid power system for a remote field station on GBI. GBI has no reticulated power so relied on diesel generators running 24/7. This approach was wasteful and damaged the generators. Therefore, a green hybrid solution was designed consisting of a 10kW solar system with 48 hours battery storage and dual redundant back-up 30kVA generators.
Karapiro Water Treatment Plant
Neo completed the full electrical detailed design for the new plate settling process train into the Karapiro WTP to increase its production capacity. To minimise the existing plants operation, the new system was designed as independently as possible, consisting of all new switchboards, PLC and VSDs to support the equipment.
Neo managed the technical specification development and tender process for the selection of new remote telemetry units (RTU’s) and digital ethernet radios for an entire councils Three Waters asset base. Due to size of the procurement an open tender process was required. Neo then managed the technical evaluation, shortlisting, and supplier presentations to support WDC to select the best solution.
Neo provided specialized hazardous area construction support for a new LPG bottle refilling facility in Papakura, Auckland. This involved assistance with electrical contractor queries, construction standards review, hazardous area documentation review and coordination between trades.
Neo completed the electrical design for the expansion of the Papakura Military Camp. This involved the reinstatement of a 1MVA LV substation and supplying multiple new buildings which would be added to the base over the next several years. The new power system also included a backup generator and diesel storage system in the event of an emergency.
Neo undertook the electrical design for the capacity upgrade of the Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant. This included a new bioreactor, clarifier, RAS pump station, IPS pump station, and chemical facility. This included assisting during tender and construction phases to ensure successful installation.
Neo undertook the electrical design of the new Cross Laminate Timber Plant for Red Stag Timber at their Waipa Mill in Rotorua. This included the installation of a new RMU, 2 new transformers, 2 low voltage power distribution centers, and associated high voltage and low voltage cabling.
Neo were responsible for the detailed design, construction support, and commissioning assistance for the new 3MLD water treatment plant in Warkworth. The design was high priority due to water shortages in the region and required the design delivery team to work closely alongside the installation contracting team.
Neo provided Auckland Airport with an optimised simulation which would increase their existing Baggage Handling System throughput by 40%. This involved using actual operational data from two busy days at the international terminal. Ten stages were simulated, and the resulting observations and data allowed the identification of further improvements.
Neo managed the design and upgrade of the MCC-1, MCC-2 and MCC-3 switchboards for Fonterra at their Morrinsville plant. These switchboards were identified as a health and safety risk and needed to be replaced with modern switchgear. Neo completed the load review and design, produced the tender documents, managed the tendering process and assisted the contractor during installation.
Neo undertook a control system and site condition audit on assets at 23 of Watercare’s regional treatment facilities. This involved assessing the condition of the control systems, reviewing obsolescence and estimating the replacement cost.
Neo provided the Waikato Regional Council with a scope and plan for upgrading their low voltage power poles in the Lower Waikato catchment area. These power poles provide electricity to flood protection assets and therefore are considered as essential supplies.
Neo managed and undertook the electrical and control system design for the upgrade of the Papakura Water Treatment Plant for Watercare. This involved a short-term solution of commissioning a temporary plant controlled by an outdoor switchboard and a long-term solution to develop an entirely new treatment plant with a new electrical switchroom. This project was completed as a collaborative engagement with client, consultants and contractors all working as a single team.
Neo assisted in the electrical design of the new Ormat Energy Converter geothermal power station at the Ngawha steam field, along with a corresponding fluid conveyance system for the collection and disposal of geothermal fluid. A CCTV system was also required to provide surveillance of the OEC4 platform and FCS wellpads.
Neo reviewed and specified a fully integrated SCADA system to improve monitoring and control of the Solomon Water assets. This also included assisting in procurement planning for instrumentation associated with the SCADA, writing the SCADA supply and installation contract, and specification development.