UGL wins $180M power contract in SA


CIMIC Group company UGL has been awarded a contract worth $180 million with ElectraNet to design, build and commission high voltage substations and transmission lines.

The project will connect Prominent Hill Mine to the South Australian Electricity grid, continuing CIMIC Group’s long-standing involvement with the mine.

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

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

CIMIC Group chief executive officer Michael Wright 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.”

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, 550kms 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.”

Promient Hill Mine is a copper-gold mining operation in the north of South Australia owned by Oz Minerals. it produces one of the highest grades of copper concentrate traded on the open market, producing more than 100,000 tonnes of copper per year.

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