Brooklyn substation civil works

Global Rail Australia’s internal division – GRA Networks – and their Power Infrastructure team, has been successfully delivering a complex civil, structural, and building contract to support a vital new substation project for valued client Zinfra, who build, operate, and maintain energy infrastructure assets in Australia, and are one of a number of valued clients of Global Rail Australia, whereby our teams support their projects through a comprehensive range of engineering, project management, construction, operation and maintenance delivery services.

The project commenced in April 2023, in order to supply customer – energy asset owner and operator, Jemena Electricity Networks – with a new substation in Brooklyn. The new substation is located at 598 Geelong Rd, Brooklyn, VIC 3012 and will be staged with the initial load supply expected to be supplied by August 2023, with project commissioning due in September 2023.

Multiple Service Frameworks for Telecommunications Installations

GRA Networks Australia were selected by global telecoms and software giant Huawei, as a result of their compelling offering to provide a fully project managed telecoms service, creating a delivery solution for the installation of new telecoms equipment throughout Victoria.

The initial engagement by Huawei – who are the largest telecommunications manufacturer in the world, employing 170,000 people – was for the Apollo Project on behalf of Optus, one of the largest telecommunications providers in Australia.

This Apollo Project involved the upgrade of 3G and 4G sites in Victoria. The work involved the installation of 3G and 4G RRU’s on towers and structures in addition to the upgrade the existing BTS equipment in the shelters. To date GRA Networks Australia has completed upgrades to over 550 sites under the Apollo Project.

Since then, as a result of their impressive offering – which provided an efficient end-to-end solution – GRA Networks Australia has been engaged on a number of other frameworks with Huawei and to date have completed work on over 1,500 sites in both Victoria and Tasmania.

Building on this success, GRA Networks Australia has recently been awarded a number of Greenfield Projects. Typical greenfield sites involve the construction of new telecoms compound and Installation of a new monopole and foundations, Installation and connection of new power supply, Installation and fit-out of a new telecoms cabin; Installation of a new headframe and associated telecoms equipment including Installation of 10/12 port antenna systems, RRU’s, TMA’s, Feeder’s and Trunk Fibre’s. GRA Networks Australia are also responsible for the commissioning and integration of the sites on completion.

The team are also working with Huawei on the IBC rollout programme and have been appointed to carry out design surveys as part of this programme.