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GenusPlus Group to construct 98 km overhead transmission line for Fortescue

GenusPlus Group Ltd says it has secured Construction of Civils and Lines contracts with a value of circa-A$30 million ($21.5 million) with Pilbara Energy Company Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fortescue Metals Group Ltd.

The contracts relate to the construction of a 98 km, 220 kV single circuit overhead transmission line for the project.

GenusPlus’ Managing Director, David Riches, said: “It is a compliment to the team and recognition for GenusPlus that Fortescue has awarded our business with further contracts for the next stage of the Pilbara Transmission Project.

“We look forward to further growing our relationship with Fortescue on this significant project.”

The Pilbara Transmission Project consists of 275 km of high voltage transmission lines connecting Fortescue’s mine sites.

GenusPlus will increase its capability in transmission line construction with the acquisition of additional specialised drilling equipment that is used to create the footing of transmission towers providing the opportunity for GenusPlus to expand its internal drilling capability, it said. The cost of the equipment is approximately A$6 million and will be debt-funded through existing equipment finance facilities.

Riches said: “Internalising the drilling services that relate directly to the construction of powerlines will provide GenusPlus with added flexibility and control of the critical path of construction timelines.”

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.”