Award-winning Australian building in focus

The developers behind the newly awarded ‘Best tall building in the world’, Central Park, in Sydney have provided more detail on the power and heating components underpinning the project.

The Central Park Development is a joint undertaking by Frasers Property and Sekisui House. Total Construction was engaged in November 2012 to undertake and deliver on a Design & Construct (D&C) basis the Central Thermal Plant (CTP).

The project comprises of three parts, as follows:

District Heating;

District Cooling; and


James Bolton, Project Director told COSPP online, “The project is to be delivered in two stages, successful completion of the first stage took place in October 2013. In July 2014, Central Park Development were awarded and commenced the second stage of the CTP (known as CTP2) to be completed in August 2015.”

“The entire facility is designed to reticulate hot water (82°C) and chilled water (6°C) to up to eleven separate buildings within the Central Park precinct. The buildings are a combination of residential, commercial and retail use.”

The gas engines deployed on the project are GE Jenbacher 416 units and run on natural gas.

Stage 1 of the project is contained within two basement levels. Stage 2 extends to an adjacent single level of basement.

The plant contains a private substation and the gas engines operate in a ‘peak lopping’ or parallel (non-export) arrangement with the electricity grid. The facility is privately owned and operated.

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