Pilbara Transmission Project – 220kV Transmission Lines & Substations

Pilbara Transmission Project – 220kV Transmission Lines & Substations
Location
Pilbara, WA
Client
Fortescue
Project dates
April 2020 - Present
Service
Power
Capabilities
Transmission & DistributionTesting & CommissioningDesign & Construction
Pilbara Transmission Project – 220kV Transmission Lines & Substations

Overview

Fortescue’s Pilbara Transmission Project aims to integrate the company’s iron ore mining and port operations in the Pilbara into one common 220kV network.

The Pilbara Transmission Project consists of 275km of high-voltage transmission lines connecting Fortescue’s mine sites.

Our work at Stage 1 of the project comprises the construction of 223km of 220kV dual circuit transmission lines connecting the Solomon, Cloudbreak, Eliwana and North Star mine sites.

The scope also includes 4x 220kV terminal substations and 2x overhead fibre OPGW.

Completion of the project aims to integrate Fortescue’s iron ore mining and port operations in the Pilbara into one common 220kV network.

This will enable Fortescue’s existing Solomon Mine power station to supply power to the $2.6 billion Iron Bridge Magnetite Project, and connect to other assets.

Disciplines Employed

  • Design
  • Construction
  • Testing & Commissioning

Scope of Works

  • Design and construction of 4 x 220kV Indoor GIS Substations 
  • Design & Construction of 225km of dual circuit transmission line
  • Testing & Commissioning

Outcome

Project is currently ongoing.

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