Electro-technology company operating throughout Australia to deliver installation, maintenance and manufacturing services from inception to replacement.


Low Voltage

Nilsen switchboards are designed for maximum fault levels to 100kA for bolted faults. The busbar structures are designed to carry the forces of sustained faults as well limit the associated temperature rise. The incorporation of metal-clad switchgear places more emphasis on arc fault containment. Nilsen has particular expertise in this area so critical to safe operation of switchboards. Internal arcing fault containment is specified in appendix ZD to AS3439.1. and Nilsen‘s very rigorous testing of its designs to this specification provides assurance of performance. Nilsen switchboard design allows for safe access and intelligent lay-out, including easy front and rear cable access to cells, generous cable ways along the entire board length, multiple cable gland plate entry positions as well as allowing for unfettered access for future extensions.

Case Study

Enoggera Barracks ELF 2B Redevelopment
Enoggera Barracks ELF 2B Redevelopment Enoggera Barracks ELF 2B Redevelopment Enoggera Barracks ELF 2B Redevelopment

Between 2011 and 2013 Nilsen were awarded several large electrical contracts as part of the vast ELF 2B Redevelopment of Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane for principal contractor John Holland.

These contracts were a consequence of the strong relationship forged with John Holland on the two major contracts previously completed by Nilsen at the site in early 2010 for the Mess and Headquarters (HQ) Buildings.

Packages awarded to Nilsen as part of ELF 2B included the Low Voltage Temporary Install, Site Wide Infrastructure, 2CER Early Works, Defence Credit Building, Living In Accommodations, 2nd 14 Building, Lan-200 Precinct and the 8/9 RAR Building.

Gallipoli Barracks is the main military base in Brisbane and accommodates over 2600 regular uniformed personnel, 3000 Reservists and more than 200 civilian and contract personnel.

The Living In Accommodations (LIA) site completed by Nilsen comprised of 360 units built to a level of amenity in line with community expectations. The 8th and 9th Royal Australian Regiment (8/9 RAR) precinct also completed by Nilsen consisted of headquarters, troop offices, vehicle shelters, workshops sundry outbuildings and storage facilities.

Specific work carried out by Nilsen included:

  • New Main Switchboards & Distribution Boards
  • General and Emergency Lighting
  • External Lighting
  • General Power
  • Communications to Defence Standards
  • Lighting Control
  • Nurse Call System (8/9RAR)
  • Lightning Protection

By taking part in these projects Nilsen has now set itself amongst the construction landscape of the $1.4B refurbishment of facilities and infrastructure upgrades at Defence sites nationally, of which Stage 2 is scheduled to conclude in late 2014.

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