Contract to connect SA mine to the grid awarded

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The contract to design, build and commission high voltage substations and transmission lines that will connect the Prominent Hill Mine to the South Australian electricity grid has been awarded.

CIMIC Group company UGL has been awarded the contract with ElectraNet continuing CIMIC Group’s long-standing involvement with the mine.

UGL will design, construct and commission two high voltage switching stations and approximately 300km of high voltage transmission lines, building on Thiess’ 10-year involvement with the mine.

The project will generate revenue to UGL of approximately $180 million over two years.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer, Michael Wright, said, “UGL is a leader in power infrastructure, networks and storage in Australia and New Zealand, with specific expertise in substation and transmission line design and construction.

“This new contract with ElectraNet further strengthens our presence in the South Australian power sector and brings employment opportunities to the people of South Australia.”

UGL Managing Director, Jason Spears, said, UGL has solid experience delivering high voltage power substations and transmission projects in some of Australia’s more remote regions, including the design and construction of the power line that feeds the Olympic Dam mine site, 550km northwest of Adelaide.

“We are delighted to be working with ElectraNet to deliver power infrastructure that will support the growth of this important business hub, now and into the future.”

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