Robe Valley Bulk Supply Substation & Distribution

Robe Valley Bulk Supply Substation & Distribution
Pannawonica, WA
Rio Tinto
Project dates
September 2019 - Present
Transmission & DistributionNetwork ServicesTesting & CommissioningAsset ReplacementSubdivisions/CommercialSubstations
Robe Valley Bulk Supply Substation & Distribution


Genus secured the Pannawonica 132kV Bulk Supply Substation Expansion and 33kV Distribution Contract with Rio Tinto. The Robe Valley produces iron ore from operations at deposits from Mesa A and Mesa J. THe Robe Valley is located approximately 140 km southwest of Karratha in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

The works include the design, supply, installation and commissioning of the Pannawonica 132kV BSS expansion and 33kV Power Line Infrastructure.

The milestone contract further enhances the key strategies of PLP and the GenusPlus Group, as being a leading provider of power solutions in Australia.

Mr David Riches, CEO of the GenusPlus Group said “The group is delighted Rio Tinto selected PLP for this milestone opportunity. Not only does this further enhance our relationship with Rio Tinto, but also our capability in our industry, and to expand on the great work we have delivered in the past. We are delighted to work collaboratively with Rio Tinto to deliver this project safely”.

Disciplines Employed

  • Design & Procurement
  • Supply
  • Installation
  • Commissioning & Handover

Scope of Works

  • Design and Construction of 132kV/33kV Bulk Supply Substation Expansion
  • Design and construct of 33kV distribution infrastructure (onsite and offsite)


Project is ongoing.

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