Christchurch Hospital Acute Services Building


KME Services NZ has been awarded the Electrical contract for the CDHB ASB to be delivered by CPB Contractors.

The Acute Services Building is the largest government project in the Canterbury rebuild.

The building will be 62,000 square metres in size and is being constructed to Importance Level 4 (IL4), ensuring it will be a safe environment for staff, patients, and visitors. CPB (formerly Leighton Contractors) has been selected to build the new Acute Services Building following a full tender process.

The $445 million building is scheduled to open in 2018.


Once complete it will house:

  • 12 new operating theatres and procedure rooms
  • an expanded intensive care unit
  • state-of-the-art radiology department
  • acute medical assessment
  • an expanded emergency department
  • a rooftop helipad

The new theatres will allow the Canterbury DHB to perform an additional 6,000 surgeries a year and inpatient ward blocks over six floors will provide approximately 400 beds, including purpose-designed spaces for children.

Christchurch Convention Centre 


KME Services NZ have been engaged by CPB Contractors for the design and construct electrical services for the new $240 million Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre.

On completion, the Christchurch Convention and Exhibition Centre is expected to host up to 2,000 delegates for a variety of national and international events. Construction works include delivery of a 1,400-delegate auditorium; 3,600m2 exhibition hall; and 1,600m2 in meeting rooms, as well as associated food, beverage and retail amenities.

Included within the electrical contract KME are responsible for the following:

-Electrical Supply and LV reticulation including emergency power generation.

-UPS System

-General and emergency lighting 

-Feature Lighting

-Lighting control 

-Interfaces with IBAM System 

-General Power

-Lighting Protection System

-Seismic restraints


The main challenges for KME Services on this project will be reticulation of sub mains to avoid the crossing of seismic joints, the integration with production lighting control and the IBAMS system, the large amount of integrated feature lighting and complex lighting control system.

Brisbane Domestic Airport Retail Upgrade

KME Services have recently completed the Brisbane Domestic Airport Retail Upgrade with Watpac Specialty Services. The contract was completed over 5 stages in the highly secure environment at a total contract value of $1.9m.

The project provided Base Build tenancy spaces for Food & Beverage stores as well as Retail Shops and the Main Public Seating Area.

Completed in July 2016, the project included the following services:

  • Demolition or Existing Redundant Services
  • Modification of Existing Services
  • New Power Supplies & Main Switch Room
  • New Power Distribution
  • Architectural Feature Lighting & Power
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Flight Information Display Screens (FIDS)
  • Smart Metering
  • Cable Support Systems
  • ICT Services - Fibre, MATV, Voice and LAN Cabling, WiFi & New Communications Room
  • CCTV

Moreton Bay Rail Link

Klenner Murphy Electrical was awarded the Electrical Contract for the Moreton Bay Rail Link, a landmark project that was set to transform one of Australia’s fastest growing urban areas. Delivered by Thiess, their innovative and cost-efficient design provides a fully-integrated transport solution that connects road and rail infrastructure to ‘future proof' this expanding region.


The long awaited $1.147 billion Moreton Bay Rail (MBR) project is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments, and Moreton Bay Regional Council.


As a full service rail provider, Thiess lead the design and construction of this Greenfield Project including a 12.6-kilometre dual-track passenger line, six new rail stations, Stabling Yard at Kippa-Ring, and shared user path. Thiess also delivered the third and fourth tracks for the brownfield 1.5-kilometre Lawnton to Petrie section, in partnership with Queensland Rail.

Virgin Domestic Business Lounge

KME Services completed the Electrical Services for the Virgin Domestic Business Lounge at Brisbane Airport. This was done in two parts, a Base Build which was delivered by Watpac Specialty Services and then the Fit Out which was delivered by Built.

The $0.5m Base Build element included the following:

  • Relocation and demolition of existing Electrical, Communications, Fire and Security Services.
  • New underground pits and conduits and the refurbishment of existing ones.
  • New lighting and power to the undercover Valet & Parking areas.
  • Installation of new main Electrical and Communications cables for the Fit Out works.

The $1.4m Virgin Australia Tier 1 Lounge Fit Out followed on from the Base Build and was the combination of a new tenancy and the refurbishment of the existing lounge. The works were completed in 5 stages to ensure that the busy lounge environment was able to keep operating. Various stages ran concurrently.

The services provided by KME included:

  • New Communications Room
  • WiFi internet throughout
  • New LV Switch Room and multiple sub-boards
  • Dry Fire and EWIS throughout
  • Access Control & CCTV throughout
  • PA & AV
  • Architectural LED lighting with C-Bus DALI touch control
  • General power and Smart Metering
  • New kitchen and catering services
  • Motorised blinds

The completed package handed over on time in September 2015.

APLNG Upstream Stage 1


Laing O’Rourke awarded Klenner Murphy Electrical the High Voltage cable installation contract in central Queensland. The project consisted of the Installation, Termination and Testing of High Voltage Cables at Condabri Central (20km south of Miles) and Reedy Creek (130km west of Miles).


When completed the project was set to provide work for up to 70 people and use local suppliers where applicable to support local industries. This project built on Klenner Murphy’s existing relationship with Land O’Rourke and its abilities.


The scope of works included:

  • Installation of High Voltage Cables
  • Jointing of High Voltage Cables
  • Termination of High Voltage Cables
  • VLF Testing of High Voltage Cables
  • Installation of Fibre Optic Cables
  • Termination of Fibre Optic Cables
  • Testing of Fibre Optic Cables


Key challenges on the project included:

  • Tight program schedule – it was vital to ensure end-dates were maintained so the project was delivered on time for the client.
  • Remote location– the remote location of the site meant there was limited telephone communication and town water at Condabri Central and Reedy Creek – it was a fully contained site.

Qantas Lounge Expansion

KME Services are currently working on the Qantas Lounge Expansion at Brisbane Domestic Airport. The contract for the Base Build services package with ADCO Construction is valued at $1.7m. The extent of the Base Build phase is being done in stages to maintain the busy operation of the Qantas Lounge and Valet Parking area, as well as maintaining the busy bus lanes operated at the airport. 

The first stage included the changes to the bus lanes and parking, moving the main parking area and setting up a temporary Qantas Valet Office and new outdoor car park with new pole lighting and CCTV. The next stage involved the installation of new as well as the auditing and repairing of over 90 communications and electrical pits and installing a new network of tunnel bored underground conduits.


The final stage is the demolition and expansion of the Qantas end of the Domestic Terminal to create a base build shell for the following:

  • Level 1 Premium Entry, Valet and Car Park
  • New LV Switch Room
  • New Communications Room
  • Lift & Escalator Supplies
  • New LV Distribution Boards
  • CCTV
  • Access Control
  • Lightning Protection
  • Level 2 Business Lounge, Club Lounge and Chairman’s Lounge
  • Level 3 Mechanical Plant Room

This stage is currently underway and requires a great deal of co-ordination with Qantas and Brisbane Airport Corporation to plan and conduct efficient and precise shutdowns of live airport services.


General Aviation Terminal Upgrade

KME Services are currently working on the General Aviation Terminal Upgrade at Brisbane Airport for FDC Construction. The Electrical Services package is worth $0.5m and is due to be completed in October 2016. The contract is being done in stages to maintain full operation of the terminal.

The works involved in the refurbishment of this active passenger terminal include: 

  • New Incoming Mains Supply
  • New MSB & Switch Room
  • New Communications Room
  • Dry Fire, PA & EWIS
  • Architectural LED Feature Lighting in the Main Terminal Area and Conference Rooms
  • Baggage Carrousel Power
  • Tenancy Power, New DB’s & Communication Racks
  • ICT Services - WiFi, Fibre, MATV, Voice & LAN Cabling
  • CCTV
  • AV Cabling & Equipment
  • General Lighting & Power
  • Street Lighting
  • New Underground Pits & Conduits

Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology - QLD Headquarters

Klenner Murphy Electrical was awarded the design and construct project with main contractor Hutchinson Builder for the new Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Laboratory located at Bowen Hills QLD. The new state of the art central hub for Sonic Healthcare’s Queensland arm will provide Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology with much-needed additional space for future growth. The building consists of 3 basement car parking levels, 4 levels of office and laboratory space and 1 roof & plant deck.


Following the initial tender process, Klenner Murphy worked closely with Hutchinson’s and the client on design development and value engineering. As part of the design development, Klenner Murphy re-designed the reticulation, lighting, power, communications and security installations. The design changes enabled the client to achieve their budget and also make power savings that reduced the size of the backup power.