CIMIC to build 300km-long transmission lines in South Australia

Australian contractor CIMIC has been selected by energy firm ElectraNet to design, build and commission 300km of high voltage substations and transmission lines in south Australia.

The work will be carried out by UGL, CIMIC’s engineering, construction and maintenance subsidiary. UGL will take over from Thiess, another CIMIC company, which has worked on the project for the past 10 years.

The system will bring grid power to Prominent Hill, a copper, silver, and gold mine in south central Australia, 700km from Adelaide.

Michael Wright, CIMIC’s group chief executive, said: "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."

Jason Spears, UGL managing director, 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."

Image: Aerial picture of Prominent Hill Mine (Ozminerals)

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