Gordon McKay were engaged by Viva Energy Refining to provide electrical installation services for the Primary Electrical Distribution Replacement (PEDR) Project Phase 2 from August 2013 to March 2016.

The PEDR Project is a brownfields replacement of three main HV switchboards, seamlessly with no interruption to production. This is a highly complex project that has been phased over a number of years.

As a direct result of their highly professional work on PEDR Phase 2, Gordon McKay have been awarded, and commenced work on the final Phase 3 portion of works, which is scheduled for completion in 2018.

Gordon McKay are a professional electrical contractor, who approach and carry out work in a partnering mindset, placing the Viva Energy business needs as the foremost priority.

Gordon McKay are an integrated part of the PEDR team, and have demonstrated flexibility via easy to deal with competent personnel with a positive work attitude. Work variations are fair and reasonable. Their attention to detail, high level of workmanship and safety commitment is second to none. The company is committed to continuous improvement in all areas, and is frequently offering cost-effective alternative methods and solutions. 

I would highly recommend Gordon McKay Pty Ltd to other organisations seeking electrical contracting expertise, particularly for challenging projects, and wish them well deserved success in future ventures.

Debbie SchroerViva Energy Australia

I have known Gordon McKay, Electrical Contractors for over two decades. As a Consulting Engineer I am regularly inviting Electrical Contractors to put in tenders for projects I am involved in, mostly in sports lighting and general electrical engineering installations.

Of the hundreds of tenders I have received in the past twenty years, the best ones have always been from Gordon McKay. The work performed by the company is exceptional – excellent quality, on time with fair and reasonable variation work. The company is a pleasure to work with – easy going, easy to deal with, competent personnel to deal with and always having a positive attitude to completing a successful project.

The service offered by Gordon McKay, being it a small $20,000 switchboard or a $12,000,000 total electrical, power and lighting installation, is always the same – good, dependable high-quality service. The company is very progressive, always offering new methods and solutions in completing projects to improve the deliverables. On many occasions proposals offered by them have been adopted leading to lower cost installations.

I have no hesitation in recommending Gordon McKay as an outstanding Electrical Contractor, at the top of his peers, and wish them well in their future work and ventures.

Dr Richard DluzniakConsulting Engineer

Gordon McKay Electrical Contractors were involved in the recent lighting project of the Pakenham Racecourse. The project was the second racecourse in Victoria that Gordon McKay has undertaken.

Gordon McKay have provided the latest technology and infrastructure providing flexible, easy to operate systems for our staff. This will lead to ongoing cost reductions in terms of staffing and maintenance and power/diesel costs.

Gordon McKay worked with a number of stakeholders including Racing Victoria and the Pakenham Racing Club to provide a quality system on time and budget.

I would like to recommend Gordon McKay for your next project and wish them well in future endeavours.

Michael HodgePakenham Racing Club

Gordon McKay were engaged by Pakenham Racing Club and Racing Victoria to complete the floodlighting project at Racing.Com Park (Pakenham) from August 2015 to April 2016.

I have also dealt with Gordon McKay on previous lighting and electrical installations since 2012.

Gordon McKay are a professional electrical contractor, with excellent attributes in the quality of their workmanship, site safety and management, time management and ability to think outside the box to determine the best possible engineered solution.

The workmanship at Racing.Com Park is a credit to Gordon McKay which can be seen by the fantastic results on both the Course Proper Grass Track and the Synthetic Polytrack Surface. Works were completed on time and in a professional manner and have resulted in a great outcome for the industry.

With no hesitation I would recommend Gordon McKay Pty Ltd to other organisations looking to undertake electrical and lighting projects, and wish them well on all future ventures and projects.

Paul O’CallaghanRacing Victoria

With the Steward trials seemingly proving to be successful, I thought it was the right time to say thank you to yourself and your team for all the support throughout the last 12 months.

This was Gordon McKay’s job, and, with an extremely tight time frame, your team excelled in bringing it all together for a successful result.

TV lighting often has many hidden complications, which as a designer is up to you to resolve. In some cases, there is not the perfect solution and explanation is required for other people to get an appreciation of the issues. Whilst I never expected you to have an instant understanding of the lighting design issues, you were always sympathetic, appreciative that there was more to it than just a few light fittings on poles. You always listened, a great attribute of any good project manager.

To bring this project together in the time frame allotted, when there will always be bumps and bruises (weather, late suppliers!), is to be admired. It requires a skillful planning, co-ordination and implementation. You displayed all these top qualities.

Your QA was excellent. This was a project that required checks and balances all the way. Small errors, on a job spread over a larger area, can be costly. Your team was very professional and polished with its attention to detail.

Congratulations on a job well done!

It would be wrong of me, if I did not mention Trent. During the aiming process, Trent could not do enough for us. Whether we called him or not, his willingness to assist and seemingly endless energy was faultless. He was a great asset to your team.

I am looking forward to catching up with you again next week, this time in a social sense and not so much a commercial sense. Thank you for the invite. I was flattered that you asked me.

Once again, thank you Rob. It has been great to work with you and your team on the Pakenham project.

Rob ScowcroftGerad Lighting
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