One of Oomiak’s largest projects to date (The Melbourne Market Relocation Project) at the new Melbourne Wholesale Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Centre being built in Epping, Victoria, is now progressing to its next stage of site installation. With access to the central plant room expected this month, Oomiak’s Capital Projects team can now get on with the installation of the primary refrigeration equipment and associated electrical and controls systems.
As a D&C project, Oomiak has undertaken a detailed and thorough engineering process to provide a centralised refrigeration system for the eventual 124 tenants to be housed at the new 55 hectare site. The centralised plant will deliver individual cooling to each tenancy, and will provide environmental and cost benefits over the more traditional model.
Oomiak has joined forces with Melbourne mechanical services company A.G. Coombs to refrigerate the market with a vast majority of the high level field glycol pipework installation having being installed, pressure tested and insulated by the AG Coombs team. Underground pipe systems have been installed for some time now and are ready for the central plant connections and the electrical roll out through the field is progressing.
Oomiak’s workshop pre-fabrication of major components was completed in October and included the in-house manufacture of three compressor sets and accumulator and plate heat exchanger assemblies, each rated at approximately 2500kW @ -10°C.
Final commissioning is due for completion toward the end of this year.
David Lange, Oomiak’s Project manager is looking forward to the coming months “with building works and site installation progressing, the magnitude of the project from a refrigeration perspective has become more tangible. As we move into the central refrigeration plant fit out phase, the team remains genuinely excited about the project as a whole, and are focused as always on delivering a first class system.”