Substation Design and Engineering

APD Substation Design and Engineering

APD is a privately owned, medium sized provider of civil and electrical engineering services and turnkey infrastructure solutions to utility, mining, oil and gas sectors Australia-wide.

When you engage APD's substation design and engineering services you experience tier one capability with the customisation and delivery that only a tier two provider can offer.

Our substation design and engineering technical capability is up to 500 kV brownfields and greenfield installations, under design-only, design and construct and EPC/M delivery models.

We have a strong substation design and engineering field presence with approximately 50 per cent of our business and technical resources field based. These capabilities bring field expertise to planning, construction and commissioning processes to provide integrated solutions and faster responses to any technical issues, across all phases. Our capability is further enhanced through our international project experience and exposure to IEC61850.

As well as substation design and engineering capability, we are familiar with working with a variety of standards across LV and HV networks and are a preferred vendor or supplier of services to a range of companies across Australia, including:

  • BHP Billiton
  • RioTinto
  • Roy Hill
  • Western Power
  • Horizon Power
  • Essential Energy
  • Endeavour Energy
  • Ergon
  • Energex
  • Ausgrid
  • Transgrid
  • Zinfra
  • Jemena
  • Chevron

Integrated Service Areas

Substation 3D Model

Our integrated service offerings cover:

  • Turnkey solutions - Make your life simpler and allow APD to deliver the full scope of your project. Leverage our years of experience, engineering capability and construction relationships.
  • Substation design and engineering - Our experienced team will help maximise land use, minimise footprint and deliver feasible solutions for your network. We cover all civil and structural substation design and engineering requirements.
  • Protection design and engineering - Experienced in planning for utilities around the world, leverage our knowledge to provide a protection design that operates reliably, economically and safely. Our exposure to mining environments and high reliability / availability environments allows us to tailor solutions to meet customer requirements.
  • SCADA / communications design and engineering - The ability to communicate with the control centre or to remote areas via SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) and communications is a well-known requirement for substations and our team's background in IEC61850 coupled with SCADA and communications knowledge is an asset to any client.

Range of Services

Our expertise includes:

Using the latest software, including DIgSILENT Powerfactory, CDEGS, CYMCAP, PSS Sincal and PowerCAD, we can perform protection studies, fault studies, earthing, cables selection, lighting and lightning studies.

View Case Studies

We have completed major projects in mining, industrial and utility sectors throughout Australia. Here are a few of our case studies:

Get Trusted Solutions

APD is an industry leading engineering consultancy services provider offering comprehensive generation, transmission and distribution engineering, and related civil-structural consulting services.

We are an emerging tier one service provider achieving efficiencies and customised solutions unmatched by other global tier one providers. APD's workforce comprises approximately 100 employees, all of whom are committed to providing high quality engineering, service excellence and trusted solutions.

Contact us today to find out more about our substation design services for distribution and transmission networks.