The final touches are being applied to Australia’s newest and
biggest water theme park. Wet’n’Wild Sydney in the western
suburb of Prospect is the second water park built in Australia by
Situated on a 25-hectare site the park has been designed by The
Buchan Group and features over 40 slides and attractions. Among
these, the world’s tallest double Sky Coaster, an inland surf beach
complete with white sandy shores and a 70-metre wave pool with
three-metre swells. Up to 15,000 guests are expected each day
during the peak summer period.
Equilibrium Air Conditioning won the mechanical services contract.
Project Manager and Design Engineer, Robert Pham said a range
of ventilation equipment from Fantech was installed including
roof-mounted fans and silencers for the kitchen exhaust; axial fans
for exhaust and supply; and roof cowls. “In the plantrooms which
contain chemicals to treat the water in pools and slides, specialised
epoxy-coated axial fans were installed to serve the highly-corrosive
exhaust,” he said.
Robert said the Sydney project was the most advanced water
ride park in the world and had some of the fastest and tallest
rides ever constructed. But the park was not just for the thrill
seekers, there was something for everyone from toddlers
through to grandparents.
With so many pools a key design criteria was efficient use of
water. The latest water filtration technology has been installed,
requiring less backwashing. Further water savings are made
by using rain water and recycled storm-water on the park’s
gardens, in toilets and to wash down paths and pool entrances.
Robert said environmentally friendly choices had extended to
the selection of fans with all units required to have a high level of
efficiency to keep energy costs down.
Robert said one of the challenges was to comply to special
acoustic specifications while engineering fan capacity, location
and maintaining cost budgets. “Fantech’s fan selection program
was essential in our design process to optimise all three,” he
said. “Fantech engineers were very helpful in selecting quiet fans
and silencers to suit the kitchen exhaust application and meet
the client’s specifications.”
Wet’n’Wild is due to open in December this year