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Roads & Rail > Melbourne Rail Freight Terminal


Pacific National


11kV switchgear, kiosk transformers and 11kV Transportable building



Time Frame

18 Months


Coleman Rail


In 2014 Lai Switchboards Australia was engaged by Coleman Rail to provide equipment for medium voltage reticulation at the Pacific National Dynan Rd Terminal. A major upgrade to the existing terminal included new 11kV cranes and upgrade of the aging 6.6kV system to a new 11kV system.

The work performed by Lai Switchboards included the following:
- 2x 11kV modular kiosks substations with oil type transformers, RMU and LV end’s.
- 1x 11kV Weatherproof 4way RMU with VCB’s & remote operating panel.
- 1x 11kV prefabricated switchroom with 11kV Primary fully withdrawable switchgear.
- Low voltage switchboards

Lai Switchboards Australia’s ability to manufacture the whole solution in house was a major advantage to the project. Lai produced the design, sheet metal, powder coating, structural steel, prefab switchroom, electrical & controls fit out, all off site. This also allowed switchgear & protection system commissioning to be done off site and away from the complications of a busy working rail yard. The experience of our own transport division was also indispensable when it came to delivering the wide load.