Un­der­ground power con­nec­tion edges closer

Pilbara News - - News - Tom Zaun­mayr

Pegs Creek res­i­dents will soon be con­nected to the Pil­bara Un­der­ground Power Pro­ject net­work with in­di­vid­ual con­nec­tions at each prop­erty start­ing ahead of sched­ule this month.

Pro­ject man­ager James Car­ney said the elec­tri­cal con­tract for the rest of the pro­ject was awarded to Electech WA, which will com­plete con­nec­tions in Pegs Creek and Nickol. Mr Car­ney said Pegs Creek cus­tomers would re­ceive a let­ter in the com­ing days with a pro­ject up­date, and would be kept well in­formed with ad­vanced no­tice of any im­pact that the work will have on their prop­erty.

All elec­tri­cal con­nec­tions in Pegs Creek are due to be com­pleted by early 2017.

Lo­cal con­trac­tor All­west has been se­cured to start works in Nickol North as well.

Nickol, the fi­nal sub­urb of Kar­ratha to be con­nected to the new un­der­ground net­work, will be com­pleted in two stages.

“(All­west) are very fa­mil­iar with the PUPP pro­ject, hav­ing re­cently been re­spon­si­ble in the de­ploy­ment of sub­urbs in prior projects,” Mr Car­ney said.

Nickol North is the first stage with works to start in the com­ing weeks and Nickol South is sched­uled in the first quar­ter of 2017.

Picture: Tom Zaun­mayr

Power lines in Kar­ratha will be re­placed by un­der­ground cables.

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