Project Specifications

Bega Cheese


Bega, New South Wales

May 2018

Detailed Design & Cost Planning


Works included the detailed design and cost planning of 1.8MW steam turbine on-site power generation system for the site.

Total undertook the concept design in July 2017, then progressed to a preliminary design in November 2017. In February 2018, Total was further engaged to complete the detailed design. We developed process engineering documentation and 3D model for the entire power station for the client. Total obtained pricing from equipment suppliers and trades in order to arrive at a budget for board approval.


Integration with the existing site electrical infrastructure proved challenging since the power plant requires additional power to actually run, which will trigger an upgrade to the supply network. This was overcome by re-designing the transformer arrangement in order to cater for the new system.


The project itself is qualified as ‘renewable electricity’ since the steam is produced using saw dust. It will provide environmental benefits to Bega and the community.

Project Contact

Steve Taylor
Managing Director

Steve is a founding shareholder of Total Construction. Equipped with a carpentry trade background and extensive experience with design and construct projects across all sectors of the building industry, Steve has been a driving force behind the company’s growth and success. With the appointment of a Chairman and CEO, Steve now focuses on the continual development of a successful and sustainable strategy for the business. He also plays a key role in providing leadership for the overall development of the company through strategic marketing, client relationships and procurement. Steve is based in Sydney where he has the overall management in NSW.