Dugald River 220kV Transmission Line

Dugald River 220kV Transmission Line
Dugald River Mine, Cloncurry, QLD
Project dates
September 2014 - September 2015
Transmission & DistributionDesign & Construction
Dugald River 220kV Transmission Line


Dugald River is a top -10 global zinc mine and will process an average 1.7 million tonnes per annum of ore to initially produce 170,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrate at full ramp-up, plus by-products. The mine will operate over an estimated 25 years while the ore body remains open at depth.

Genus, in conjunction with Zinfra Group, successfully completed the construction of a 220kV transmission line in the outback town of Cloncurry in Queensland covering more than 63 kilometres.

For the end client MMG, we assembled and erected 182, 9 tonne power poles using large cranes in harsh
terrain, with the ability to receive concrete backfill within the 24 hour required timeframe.

Using helicopter assistance the transmission line was strung with three phases and an OPGW.

Disciplines Employed

  • Construction
  • Installation

Scope of Works

  • Assembly
  • Erection
  • Transmision infrastructure



The project faced tough and harsh environmental conditions in remote Queensland with temperatures soaring daily above 40 degrees. It is testament to the work crews that we completed this project injury free, on time and on budget.

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