GenusPlus Group subsidiary wins A$60 million contract with Rio Tinto

Australia-based essential power and telecommunications infrastructure provider, GenusPlus Group Ltd, says it has secured a significant new power installation contract with Rio Tinto in Dampier, Western Australia.

The circa-A$60 million ($46 million) contract will be carried out by Powerlines Plus, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GenusPlus, with peak “manning” of 95 direct personnel plus associated local subcontractors and suppliers. It will see the company design and construct a 220 kV transmission line and substation as well as the associated 33 kV distribution infrastructure.

The contract is scheduled to commence immediately and be completed over a period of approximately 22 months, GenusPlus Group said.

The scope of work includes the design and construct of 15 km of dual circuit 220 kV transmission line between Karratha and Dampier, a 220 kV/33 kV substation at Rio Tinto’s Kangaroo Hill site in Dampier, modification works at Yurralyi Maya Power Station and Dampier Bulk Substation, new 33 kV infrastructure and the deconstruction of redundant 220 kV and 33 kV infrastructure.

GenusPlus Managing Director, David Riches, said: “We are pleased to secure the Kangaroo Hill contract and continue to build on our long relationship with Rio Tinto. We look forward to completing the works safely and on time.”