WA company secures power works for $2b iron ore project

A local specialist resources provider has begun ramping up to deliver power generation equipment for a massive iron ore project in the Pilbara.

Babylon Pump & Power Limited secured a new supply of power generation contract with Atlantic (Aust) Pty Ltd (ADENCO) as part of BHP’s $2b South Flank project, located 130km north-west of Newman.

Under the contract, Babylon will supply, install and maintain power generation equipment for BHP ’s Mining Area C (MAC) Surplus Water Pipeline Project in Western Australia.

The 132/33kV HV Transmission and Distribution package includes two separable portions as detailed below, which may be contracted as a single contract comprising both separable portions or two separate contracts for each separable portion:

Separable Portion 1 – Electrical 132kV Transmission:

• Site construction of the new 132kV AIS switchyard (4 bays), breaker and a half configuration and relay room

• Site installation of Dynamic Reactive Support System

• Site construction of the 132kV/33kV Switchyard at MAC utilising BHP (‘Company’) supplied 132kV and 33kV GIS switchrooms and relay room

• Design and Construction of 132kV overhead transmission line (approx. 14 km)

• Termination of pre-installed 132kV underground cable

Separable Portion 2 – Electrical 33kV Distribution:

• Transport and site installation of Company supplied 9 x switchrooms onto existing concrete footings

• Site installation of Company Supplied Ring Main Units, Transformers and Neutral Earthing Resistors at each substation

• Site installation of approx. 10 x Company supplied Kiosk substations and outdoor MCCs

• Design and Construction of 33kV overhead transmission line (approx. 21 km)

• Termination of all pre-installed 33kV cables

The Company will free issue the following equipment (all Perth supply):

• 132kV and 33kV switchrooms and relay rooms, factory tested, ex-manufacturer’s premises

• 132kV Air Insulated Switchgear

• Transformer kiosks and outdoor MCCs

• HV Cable

• Dynamic Reactive Support System

Source: Projectory