Utilities

Jemena Solomon Substations Project

Jemena Asset Management

This project involved foundations for three high voltage electrical sub stations to power mine infrastructure.

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Fast Facts

Location: near Tom Price, WA

Start: May 2012

Completion: October 2012

Note: This project was undertaken by FormAction, a 100% subsidiary of Ertech Holdings. This business capability is now integrated into Ertech’s service offering.

SCOPE

This project involved the construction of foundations for three HV electrical sub stations to power mine infrastructure:

  • Detailed earthworks for all below ground formations for foundations and utilities, including reinstatement and final trim
  • Construction of reinforced concrete foundation pads for all following electrical installation works
  • Construction of reinforced concrete transformer foundations complete with bunded containment compounds
  • Construction of conduit pits and excavate for conduit routes and earth grid installations
  • Installation of surface water drainage

 Innovations

  • Use of mechanical lifting techniques wherever possible, to reduce manual handling (typically with a tele-handler and lifting jib for formwork shutters)