RAAF Base East Sale Mechanical and Electrical Works

Project Overview

Located 220km south east of Melbourne, RAAF Base East Sale is one of the main training bases for the Royal Australian Air Force, and also including the home of Officer Training School and the famous Roulettes aerobatics display team. Originally opened in 1943, over 3000 flight crew were trained there prior to the end of WWII. A series of upgrades are now taking place at the base to help ensure East Sale can accommodate current and future defence training requirements.

Scope of Work

Continuing EnerMech EPS’s success in the provision of end-to-end specialised construction services, EnerMech EPSA Mechanical, under the RAAF Base East Sale Redevelopment Project, has been awarded the Mechanical and Electrical subcontract for the Base Fuel Storage and Handling System and Fuel Quality Control Test Centre (FQCTC Laboratory). Working for Managing Contractor, CPB Contractors, EnerMech EPSA Mechanical will provide a full scope of mechanical and electrical services, including construction, testing, commissioning and handover for the Department of Defence. The project is broken into key stages with expected completion in 2016. The procurement phase will run from January to March 2016 and will be followed by construction and pre-commissioning. The final stage will include commissioning, fuel flushing and hand over.


A highly experienced team from EnerMech EPSA Mechanical will support its works program, including a Site Manager, Mechanical Lead Engineer, E&I Lead, Commissioning Manager, HSE Lead, Site Superintendent and Engineer / Planner. It will manage the craft labour in line with project requirements, with expert trades including Riggers / Scaffolders, Boiler Makers, Mechanical Fitters, Pipe Fitters, Electricians and Instrumentation Technicians.

EnerMech EPSA Mechanical will provide a seamless, full-cycle construction solution, ensuring the best possible outcome for CPB Contractors and the Department of Defense.

RAAF Red Roulettes Flying in Formation