The Newman HV Power System Augmentation project forms part of the broader Jimblebar Project that will increase the ore production capacities of BHP Billiton Iron Ore’s Western Australian assets.
Under the contract, Downer will be responsible for both Greenfields and Brownfields transmission line and substation works to provide power to a new mine at the Jimblebar operations. The scope of works includes:
- The supply and installation of electrical power and control components for two new substations;
- Modifications on existing substations and transmission lines and the upgrade of the network control system; and
- The installation of a new 132KV transmission line between Newman and Jimblebar mine.