19th June 2020



Media Release

19th June 2020

North Queensland jobs are front and centre of a new contract between the Mater Private Hospital Townsville and leading Townsville-based mechanical and electrical services contractor Peak ARE.

PEAK ARE Owner Brad Swaffer said the family owned business has been engaged as the Principal Contractor by the Mater Private Hospital Townsville to deliver the design and construct of Stage Two of the Central Energy Plant upgrade at the Pimlico campus.

“We’ll have up to twenty PEAK ARE tradespeople onsite at any one time.  As a design and construction, we have adopted a pre-fabricated solution with manageable pieces to support local suppliers and contractors,” Mr Swaffer said.   

“With the uncertainty around due to COVID-19, I have no doubt that this project provides some comfort to a lot of local businesses and the staff within those businesses. They all have employees with families, as we do of course, so the more that our business can do to support them, the better.

“This project has involved an innovative approach that has utilised 3D modelling of the installation and having all tradespeople in house to complete pre-fabricate of the cooling tower assembly, structural framing, screening, and majority of the piping network.”

The works being undertaken by Peak ARE are part of Mater Private Hospital Townsville’s planned Capital Infrastructure replacement program and will provide Mater with a more robust conditioning system, including a significantly upgraded chilled water supply capacity.

It will also boost the redundancy capability to support the existing facility and the recently commissioned Mercy Centre.

“We are incredibly proud of the work we’re undertaking in the delivery of this contract. The Central Energy Plant upgrade will increase the capacity of the air-conditioning chilled water supply at the campus for the next 20 – 25 years and provide significant energy savings, along with reductions to their day to day operational costs,” Mr Swaffer said.

“We’re thrilled to have successfully secured this contract and congratulate the Mater on supporting local in selecting our Townsville owned and operated family business to deliver the project.”

PEAK ARE is proud to be actively involved with the design decisions, working with McClintock Engineering Group on the mechanical and electrical services design, Glynn Tucker Consulting Engineers for the structural design, Engineering Industries Australia for piping prefabrication, Multirig Townsville for the demolition and logistics, Advanced Irrigation for pump sets and Norfoam Cool Solutions for the climate/acoustic control building materials.

The new system is expected to be operational in September 2020.

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