The MPower project methodology is based on allocating project management to each of its projects. The group structure separates engineering and operations. Engineering is responsible for technology while operations is responsible for project delivery and end client relations. MPower manage projects from a sub component supplier to full turnkey applications utilising the latest project management tools. Projects are reviewed technically and commercially on a regular basis ensuring project budget and timeline are met and communicated to our end customers. Project structures will typically include a project manager, mechanical engineer/s, electrical engineer/s, control engineer/s, documents controllers, schedulers with allocated factory and site trades followed by asset management whom are responsible for equipment maintenance and operation.
Significant investment in research and development has established the company as a leader in the design and development of new technology. The company has invested up to 10% of revenue into R&D every year.
MPower employs a fully qualified team of engineers in the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, power electronics and control engineering. MPower utilises the latest design tools including 3D SolidWorks® modelling and AutoCAD®, piping software etc. As an example MPower perform Finite Element Analysis (FEA) on their designs, which is a mandatory requirement in the oil & gas sector.
MPower has a significant manufacturing facility located in Ingleburn with satellite manufacturing capability located around Australia and New Zealand. The Ingleburn facility comprises 4,000sqm of undercover factory space with 3,000sqm metres of hardstand area and 1,700sqm of office space. Additional space is available on an as need basis.
Plant facilities include:
- Overhead crane
- Jib cranes/hoists
- Welding bay
- Paint booth
- Significant gas supply for testing gas sets
- Reactive and resistive load banks to 4MW + HV and LV.
- Tools and test equipment
- Diesel fuel storage
- Panel wiring area
- Spare parts store
- Workers recreation areas
- Fully equipped engineering offices that can accommodate in excess of 100 engineers and associated administration staff.
The majority of MPower's designs are manufactured in house in accordance with its international quality assurance accreditation, ISO9001.
MPower work with reputable suppliers and select components suited to the application. MPower's independence ensures we are impartial about the selection of critical components such as engines, alternators, batteries, acoustic enclosures, and control equipment.
MPower's facility allows comprehensive factory acceptance testing (FAT) to be carried prior to site installation; minimising the time to install and commission plant. MPower’s facilities allow for the testing of gas and diesel power plants fully load tested synchronised to the Grid.
Installation and Commissioning
MPower work with its clients requirements. These requirements vary from supply only to full turnkey systems or variants of.
MPower's team of fully qualified engineers and dual qualified tradespersons personnel have vast experience in installation and commissioning of small, medium and large installations.
Many of MPower's projects are part of major building refits or major infrastructure development. Our services blend in with the prime contractors by simplifying system interface points.
Commissioning services are provided throughout Australia and New Zealand as well as overseas. MPower’s solutions fit into larger applications or are exported to other countries. Commissioning services have been provided in the Middle East, Chile, Singapore, Indonesia, Korea, China, and North America.
Many of the solutions offered by MPower are capital projects and assets that need to be maintained.
MPower operate their own service and asset management business to maintain and service it's installed base and that of its competitors. These assets are managed through annual service contracts.
MPower employs a fully qualified and certified field service team to carry out repair and preventative maintenance programs; offering 24 hour 7 days a week emergency call out and same day service.
The uniqueness and success of this offering has seen this service extend beyond its installed customer base where major property managers have engaged MPower to maintain their assets.
MPower has a strong and growing list of clients who continue to rely on MPower’s expertise year after year.
The requirement to achieve NABERS green star accreditation and the potential greenhouse gas abatement legislation has seen a significant increase in the adoption of renewable and green energy technologies. These technologies include solar, cogeneration and trigeneration power plants.
The outright purchase of equipment may not fit within the requirements of some customers. To ensure that all organisations can adopt these technologies MPower has developed a range of tailor made finance solutions to suit its customers. Typical structures include:
- Build own operate and maintain (BOOM)
- Build own operate and transfer (BOOT)
- Power purchase agreements (PPA)
- Outright purchase options and finance
MPower understands that each organisation’s needs vary and that custom solutions are required.
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