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Central Thermal Plant Project

CLIENT Ecocem / Cement Australia / Mainteck
LOCATION Chippendale, NSW

Design, Install, Manufacture, Construct & Service

The Central Thermal Plant (CTP) was the construction of a new two-level basement trigeneration plant to heat and cool 2,100 apartments and 50,000m2 of offices and commercial spaces over 11 high-rise buildings. 

ARA Electrical was engaged to design, install, manufacture, construct and provide ongoing electrical servicing to the award-winning trigeneration plant. 

Using an innovative approach to energy efficiency, the project won two prestigious awards, ‘Most Innovative Project 2014’ from NSW Master Builders and ‘Best Cogeneration or District Energy Project 2014’ from the Energy Efficiency Council. 

ARA Electrical’s scope of the work included:

  • Designing and installing cable tray paths to lower equipment through a 5m by 6m access hatch. 
  • Delivering a vass duct, which runs the transformers and chillers for the plant. 
  • Designing, manufacturing, delivering land installing ow voltage switchboards and motor control centres, by lowering them into the plant. 
  • Servicing the low voltage, high voltage site. 
  • Providing plant security for the CTP site.

‘Most Innovative Project 2014’ from NSW Master Builders & ‘Best Cogeneration or District Energy Project 2014’ from the Energy Efficiency Council. “


Industry Specialisation

ARA Electrical maintains the highest standard in  safety, quality, environmental and risk management throughout the industry and has achieved certification in the ISO45001, ISO9001 & ISO14001.

Our experience in meeting the expectations in sectors such as mining, infrastructure and steel makes ARA Electrical the ideal choice for any commercial or industrial electrical projects.



Contracting to the mining industry is like no other and requires contractors to comply with the most stringent safety and workplace health regulations in Australia.



ARA Electrical’s long-standing experience as a specialist contractor to the mining industry and strong focus on safety, risk management and quality positions us as one of the leading electrical contractors for other public-funded infrastructure projects.



We can design, procure, install, monitor, service and maintain electrical infrastructure that supports the renewables solutions for commercial and industrial facilities looking to improve on running costs or make the switch to renewable on-site generation systems.



Acquiring defence specialist provider Interactive Cabling in early 2021, ARA Electrical now integrates more than 30 years’ experience working with the defence sector into our existing highly-skilled team.



Whether it’s a large government-funded infrastructure project or ongoing servicing and maintenance for electrical systems within local council or other government departments, ARA Electrical has the skills, processes and focus on safety, quality and risk management to undertake any government work.



ARA Electrical has a long-standing and well-deserved reputation in providing quality electrical services to some of the largest providers in the steel industry.