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Previous Projects

The MVO Airconditioning Project Team has operated together on major construction and maintenance projects over the past years and has proven their ability to coordinate and interact with our Clients to build a long lasting work relationship.

MVO has always approached every project, whether it be new works or routine maintenance, with the view to cooperating with the Client or Client's Representative in a harmonious relationship. Our Quality Policy reinforces our desire to satisfy our customer's needs and expectations and we are committed to Client satisfaction.

Examples of our ability in air conditioning and mechanical works is evident in the completed projects listed below.

Recent Projects

Aprox Value of Project

Project Description

Lavarack Barracks 4th Field $1,323,000.00 Department of Defence installation
Lavarack Barracks B Squadron $1,100,000.00 Department of Defence installation
RAAF Base MRH Facilities $3,400,000.00 Department of Defence installation
Stuart Police Station $440,000.00 Queensland Police Station
Ayr Police Station $870,000.00 Queensland Police Station
James Cook University ATSIP $4,400,000.00 Australian Tropical Science & Innovation Precinct
Vincent Community Health Centre $450,000.00 Queensland Health Facility
Ingham Hospital $3,240,000.00 Queensland Health Facility
Townsville Trade College $180,000.00 Queensland TAFE Facility
Enterprise House $210,000.00 Offices Building
Lavarack Barracks 3 RAR $2,400,000.00 Department of Defence installation
Single Leap 2 Stage 1 $4,000,000.00 Department of Defence installation
Cleveland Youth Detention Centre Expansion $10,000,000.00 Queensland Corrective Services

MAJOR PROJECTS DESCRIPTION

MVO Airconditioning Pty Ltd specializes in the design, supply, installation and servicing of Mechanical Services which includes air conditioning, refrigeration, plumbing, pneumatic systems, and mechanical/electrical services.

Some of our current and past Mechanical Services construction projects that included Chilled Water Systems as part of the project works are:

Cleveland Youth Detention Centre

This project consists in part of a Central Chiller Plant containing the following equipment which produces and reticulates chilled water to the air conditioning units in the numerous buildings on the site via approx 7 kilometres of in-ground chilled water lines. Trenching and installation of in-ground pipework is part of the Mechanical Services contract.

The plant consists of the following:

  • 3 off Trane Chiller Sets
  • 3 off KSB Ajax Primary Chilled Water Pumps
  • 5 off KSB Ajax Secondary Chilled Water Pumps
  • 3 off KSB Ajax Condenser Water Pumps
  • 4 off Evapco (Aqua-Cool) Cooling Towers
  • 1 off thermal energy storage tank

James Cook University, ASTIP

The Australian Tropical Science & Innovation Precinct (ATSIP) is a grouping of buildings jointly occupied by James Cook University and the CSIRO. ATSIP is located in the eastern zone of James Cook University, Douglas Campus on James Cook Drive. The precinct consists of several buildings. These are DB145 (Main Building), DB148 (Support Building), and DB150 (Glass House). Construction of the precinct was carried out over 2009 & 2010.

DB145, the Main Building, is a four level building located on James Cook Drive adjacent to buildings DB021 (Molecular Sciences) and DB028 (New Biological Sciences). DB148, the Support Building, is a single level building located on the opposite side of James Cook Drive to DB145. DB150, the Glass House, is located north of building DB148.

Chilled water is provided from the Central Energy Plant that serves the JCU Campus. Chilled water pumps are located in the ground floor Plant Room of building DB145. Chilled water is pumped within a reticulated pipework system to the cooling coil of each Air Handling Unit (AHU) or Fan Coil Unit (FCU) located throughout the Precinct. Two additional chilled water pumps are located in building DB150 dedicated to air conditioning of the Glass Houses.

Mechanical Works also included the installation of ventilation systems, fume extraction cabinets with associated chemical resistant ducting, laboratory gases, gas monitoring, and connection to the Client's site wide Building Management System. This project included PC2 laboratories.

JCU Medical School Tutorial Extension

This project involved an extension to the existing building to incorporate additional Tutorial rooms. The chilled water fan coil units tapped in to the existing chilled water services, and included modifications to the client's site wide Building Management System.

JCU Immuno Genetics

This building is serviced in part by an air cooled chiller connected to various chilled water air handling units. But due to the nature of the building use, where the internal rooms within were designed for progressive increasing pressure containment areas ofPC 2 & PC3 classification. This made for a very complex and interesting building to commission. It was through the critical nature of the pressurised rooms that MVO Airconditioning retained the maintenance for the plant well beyond the contract period.

JCU Central Lecture Theatre

This project involved the supply and installation of a air cooled packaged chiller plant connected to a chilled water air handling plant. This was an existing building that required coordination with University staff so as not to greatly disrupt the University's day to day operation. 

JCU TV Building, Parasitology

The Parasitology Lab is located in the TV Building in the south-east section of the ground floor. The TV Building is situated in the Biomedical and Tropical Veterinary precinct of the Douglas Campus of James Cook University, Townsville.

A new air conditioning system was installed to serve the Parasitology Lab, and the existing air conditioning that served the former building section was modified or removed. Refrigeration systems were installed to serve Coldroom and Freezer rooms. Ventilation systems were installed to supplement the safety of laboratory processes.

JCU Medical School

This project involved supplying Mechanical Services to three new buildings that included Trane screw chillers, ice storage tanks, air handling units, primary and secondary chilled water pumps, water cooled condensers, in-ground condenser water pipework, reticulated chilled water pipework, mechanical/electrical, and connection to the University's site wide Building Management System.

Ingham Hospital

This project was construction of a new Hospital builidng. The Mechanical Services included Trane air cooled chillers, reticulated chilled water pipework to numerours air handling plant, ventilation systems, dental suction services, and Direct Digital Control systems. Specialist systems to serve operating Theatres & Clean rooms.

Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment Stage 2, 3, & 4

Over several years MVO Airconditioning Pty Ltd carried out Mechanical Services works under various contracts on the Lavarack Barracks Defence base. Works included 4 chilled water projects of which two included in-ground chilled water pipework installed under. Also included were numerous DX air conditioning installations, ventilation plants, medical systems, pneumatic systems for both gases and fluids, and Direct Digital Control systems.

The Townsville Hospital, Acute Health

The Medical 4 IPU is situated on Level 1 of the Acute Building at The Townsville Hospital. The Townsville Hospital is located on Discovery Drive, in the suburb of Douglas. Fitout of the Medical 4 IPU was carried out in 2009.

The Mechanical Services work included modifications to the existing air conditioning and ventilation systems, plus the installation of new chilled water air handling systems, ventilation systems, ductwork and ancillaries.

The Townsville Hospital, Neonatal Ward

The NICU is located to the western end of Level 2 in the Acute Building at The Townsville Hospital. The Townsville Hospital is located in the Townsville suburb of Douglas. In 2008, alterations to the building were carried out to accommodate the Neonatal unit. These alterations included,

  • Conversion of a former Balcony area to the Staff Room NICU/Birthing Room.
  • Conversion of the former Retrieval/On-call Room to Storage Room 1.
  • Conversion of the former Staff NICU/Birthing Room to Storage Room 2.

Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment ELF

These works included extending the existing chilled water services to an additional new building, with works undertaken with limited impact into the operations of the Defence Force.  Project works also included mechanical services to Workshops, Offices and other facilities where air conditioning, ventilation, compressed air, DDC, and lubrication systems were installed. One section involved providing Mechanical Services to 26 individual buildings.

Townsville Magistrates Court

These project works involved the replacement of the main chilled water fresh air plant. The building where the works were conducted was in an operational Law Courts building where emphasis was on not interfering in the operation of the building and staff.

Due to the limited access, preplanning and ordering of modified equipment to suit the limited access was essential to completing the works. Furthermore, as the building was to remain operational, the change-over time was very restrictive. It was a pleasure to receive a phone call from the Clients Representative stating his appreciation on how well the change-over was carried out.

Queensland Health Birthing Centre

Work consisted of:-

  • AHU.1 -  providing conditioned air to the Birthing Suite 1, Birthing Suite 2, and Birthing Suite 3. Conditioned air is distributed via a ductwork system. Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes were incorporated in the ductwork system to vary the delivery of conditioned air to suit the cooling requirements of each space.
  • AHU.2 - providing conditioned air to rooms Staff, Store, Corridor, Office, Reception, Linen, Family, Waiting, and Consult. Conditioned air is distributed via a ductwork system.
  • GEF 1 -  a general ducted exhaust system was installed connected to an in-line exhaust fan.

Barrier Reef TAFE College

Installation and commissioning of McQuay air cooled packaged Chiller and associated mechanical services. This system was designed and installed with the intent that the plant and all associated services are exposed and will be used in the education and training of TAFE attendees.

Queensland Health, ATODs Clinical

Mechanical works were completed on the Vincent Community Centre in 2009. The ATODS Clinical Hub & Withdrawal centre is located in Vincent.  Mechanical Services works included the removal of existing air handling units and condensers from the building, installation of new chilled water air handling unit, new ductwork in the plant room to connect to the existing ductwork, chilled water buffer tank, pipework and ancillaries.

Queensland Health, Vincent Community Health Centre Plantroom Upgrade

This project involved the removal of the existing plant, and supply and installation of two Trane screw chillers with remote air cooled condensers with connection to two existing built-up air handling rooms. Two chilled water pumps circulate the chilled water throughout the chilled water pipe work system. Electrical upgrade of controls and mechanical switchboards also formed part of the works.

Townsville RAAF Base, AIR9000

AIR9000 Phase 2 Facilities consisted of new and upgraded works within the 5 Aviation Regiment precincts in order to accommodate the rollout and operation of the MRH90 troop lift helicopter. Building works involved the construction of the new Training and Mission Planning (TMP) building; addition and alteration of existing Building 273; alterations to existing Building 274; addition and alteration of existing Building 291, addition and alteration of existing Building 295.

The Project involved the supply and installation of a chilled water plant consisting of a package air cooled Chiller unit and circulating pumps. The chilled water is reticulated via pipework installed above the ceiling throughout the buildings to serve the cooling coil of each Air Handling Unit.The project also had numerous different positive and negative pressure rooms that required very accurate commissioning of all air volumes to eliminate cross contamination of hazardous areas.

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