Client: Premier Australian naval defence contractor
Location: Osborne, South Australia
Keeping construction workers cool and productive
During the summer months, high temperatures can affect shipbuilders’ productivity. We had to find a reliable, efficient and cost-effective way to get cool air to them, in a number of different compartments aboard two 7000 tonne warships. Working on scaffolding added another layer of complexity.
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A bespoke answer for a unique site
We created a bespoke system using four 200kW chillers and 16 100kW air handlers which were installed using ASC’s own cranes on site. As well as working around the unique nature of the construction site, the system was designed to be as efficient as possible – both to cut costs and minimise environmental impact.
Productivity protected, and fuel consumption cut
With productivity maintained and fuel consumption cut by 20%, our relationship with ASC goes from strength to strength. Initially asked to cool one ship, the order was then doubled to two. We were also asked to supply two 350kVA generators for the first and second ship launches.