ARA Electrical High Voltage Services Pty Ltd trading as Transelect were engaged as the Principle Contractor for this project and provided strategic infrastructure upgrade works associated with the installation of a new power supply facility at Gujarat NRE’s Wongawilli colliery. Work included management, consultancy, coordination, design and construction of a new dedicated 35MVA rated, 33kV feeder between the Energy Authority’s zone substation and the colliery site.

Old supply lines were replaced, enabling long-term reliable power supply to the mine. The new feeder is a combination of both overhead power line and underground cable and has a total route length of 11,751 metres. Civil activities were planned and carried out at night to minimise disruption to both traffic and businesses along the busy Princess Highway. Due to the tight program and the requirement of several crews to complete the project Transelect were able to draw on the strength of intercompany available resources and completed the project as a joint Transelect & Bass (ARA Electrical) team.

Transelect were also responsible for the Level 3 Design for this project.

Project: Springhill to Wongawilli 33KV Transmission Feeder

Location: Springhill to Wongawilli Mine, NSW

Completion: August 2011