Powerlines Plus were engaged by FMG for two separate work packages at the Solomon and Cloudbreak Mine Sites in Western Australia.

The scope of works for Solomon consisted of the requirements for all labour, materials, plant, equipment and necessary services for the design, manufacture, supply, assembly and installation of a 33kV distribution line from the existing Substation 030 at the Kings Valley Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) to Kangi Camp at Fortescue Solomon Mine Site.

The scope of works at Cloudbreak consisted of the design, manufacture, supply, assembly and installation of a 22kV distribution line from the existing Switchroom 411 (SR411) located at the Cloudbreak Ore Processing Facility (OPF) to Pole 45 located at the tail end of a soon to-be installed conveyor belt (CV005) located approximately 5km west of the OPF.

The distribution line will be used to supply power to equipment installed at the tail-end of CV005 including a crushing circuit.

In addition, a spur line shall be constructed and shall branch off the main distribution line at Pole 17. The spur line will supply power to the Drop Tower area.