Trans­mis­sion project brings ef­fi­ciency to power sys­tem

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Con­struc­tion work on Hori­zon Power’s Roy Hill Trans­mis­sion Project is un­der way to de­liver long-term elec­tric­ity sup­ply to the iron ore miner’s port op­er­a­tions in Port Hed­land.

Works are un­der way at the Roy Hill port fa­cil­ity and along the BHP rail cor­ri­dor, with next steps in the con­struc­tion phase to in­clude un­der­ground con­duit in­stal­la­tion work along Utah Road, hor­i­zon­tal direc­tional drilling un­der the Fortes­cue ac­cess road, and thrust bor­ing un­der BHP rail lines.

Hori­zon Power man­ag­ing direc­tor Frank Tu­dor said the project was part of Hori­zon Power’s com­mit­ment to build­ing a more co-or­di­nated and ef­fi­cient North West In­ter­con­nected Sys­tem.

“Roy Hill will be a ben­e­fi­ciary of the Hed­land power precinct, which has the ca­pac­ity to con­nect multiple users and im­prove in­te­gra­tion and ef­fi­ciency on the NWIS well into the fu­ture,” he said.

Hori­zon Power has en­gaged two tra­di­tional own­ers from Port Hed­land to over­see work on-site un­der a cul­tural her­itage man­age­ment plan.

The Roy Hill Trans­mis­sion Project will de­liver trans­mis­sion con­nec­tion in­fra­struc­ture cov­er­ing al­most 5km to the Roy Hill port.

It in­cor­po­rates the 150MW Tran­sAlta power sta­tion, which will be the most en­ergy ef­fi­cient in the Pil­bara when it is com­mis­sioned later this year.

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