The ANZAC Platform Systems Upgrade (PSU) midlife upgrade addressed issues of obsolescence, maintainability and capability of the ANZAC platform systems.
The Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) Replacement and HVAC Systems upgrade elements of the project initially underwent a detailed Project Definition Study (PDS) activity in defining the requirements and identifying the vendors who provided the best and most cost effective capability solutions for the RNZN.
For IPMS this involved the complete redesign of the MCR and Bridge, integration of new operator consoles around the ship as well as the installation of new Fibre Optic ring networks through key sections of the vessel.
The HVAC component involved the integration of new 1MW water chiller units, pumps and variable speed drives. In addition a new chilled water piping main was installed to support equipment changing over from the previous auxiliary sea cooling water system.
McKay provided installation, commissioning, fault finding and set to work assistance to most main OEM contracts involved, including direct contract with Ministry of Defence (MoD), Babcock Ltd, Noske-Kaeser Ltd, Siemens NZ, L-3 Mapps and assistance with radar systems installation.