Queensland Museum CEP Cooling Towers Installation

Our work on the Central Energy Plant (CEP) Cooling Towers Expansion Project at the Queensland Cultural Centre (QCC) is really starting to come together, with four new cooling towers recently craned into place and installed atop the Queensland Museum. These cooling towers will provide HVAC chilled and heated water across the entire QCC site.

We have been working collaboratively with the Department of Environment and Science, Arts Queensland, Steele Wrobel, PDT Architects and our valued local trade partners to deliver this challenging project within one of Brisbane’s most populated locations.

A vital trade partner on this project has been Falcon Cranes, who are delivering the tower crane hire and operation components of the project with excellence. Remaining onsite until late April to decommission the existing cooling towers, Falcon Cranes’ Managing Director Alex Macklin describes his experience on the project:

“The site has been refreshing to work on as it provides a vastly different work environment compared to most construction projects involving tower cranes. Our team has been involved with lifts of heavy industrial items and plant/machinery, which has required the development of customised lift plans and rigging solutions. This has been a really rewarding aspect of the project, especially as the site location and limited access has meant that all deliveries and materials storage onsite has required meticulous pre-planning and coordination. The CEP Cooling Towers Expansion has been our first alongside INTREC, and we’ve found it to be seamlessly managed across each aspect; from the tender process through to site works commencing. It’s been a really unique project that has provided our business with the opportunity to work outside the box.”