Mindil Beach Casino ResortMindil Beach Casino


Darwin City


SKYCITY Entertainment Group

Contract Type

Design & Construct





Mindil Beach Casino Resort (formerly SKYCITY Entertainment Group) engaged Select Services and VAE Group to upgrade the Central Chilled Water system serving the Casino building, as well as upgrading the site wide Building Management System (BMS). The site wide Integrated Building Platform installed brings together three different control systems installed in the Casino, Hotel and adjoining Resort complex into one unified system.

The new chilled water plant consists of three new SMARDT air cooled chillers, chilled water plant (CHWP) controls, and the CPECS (Central Plant Energy Control System) for plant optimization.

The existing Chilled Water plant located in the Casino building roof plantroom was decommissioned and removed from site and replaced with a newly constructed central chilled water plant positioned over the existing car park at the northern end of the Casino building.

As part of the chilled water plant upgrade, VAE replaced all the Casino Air Handling Units (AHU) and Fan Coil Unit (FCU) chilled water valves, as well as providing new pre-insulated pipework and remediation of existing pipe work.

In conjunction with the mechanical works, VAE Group Automation completely replaced the Casino Building BMS with new Distech controls, as well as overlaying the current Hotel & Resort Buildings BMS systems using Tridium Niagara N4 framework. Using this system, VAE have presented the client with a single solution combining all three facilities (Casino, Hotel and Resort) that used two different brands, and three technologies, into one central user-friendly BMS.

Though our collaborative approach our Automation team worked closely with the end user team to create a system that is customised specifically for them.

The new BMS has provided Mindil Beach Casino with a timesaving, cost effective system to manage their building from any platform (computer, mobile or tablet), from any location. Previously staff would need to move between two separate systems to be able to manage the Casino, Hotel and Resort facilities.

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