Energy Power Systems Australia
Eliwana Project | Western Australia

Project Overview

date completed
July 2020

During FY18, Fortescue’s Board of Directors approved the development of the Eliwana mine and rail project. With an estimated capital cost of US$1.275bn, the development consists of 143km of rail and a new 30mtpa dry OPF. The project underpins the introduction of a 60% iron grade product and will maintain Fortescue’s low-cost status, providing greater flexibility, while maintaining a minimum of 170 million tonnes per annum production rate over 20 years. The Eliwana project will build on Fortescue’s development and construction capability, utilising the latest technology, autonomous trucks and design efficiency while redeploying existing assets to this world leading development. SIMPEC has been engaged to install the Fortescue Eliwana Power Generation Package.

This project allowed SIMPEC to display a total vertical solution for our client.

Client Overview

Energy Power Systems support major construction projects in the government and private sectors across Australia. Offering standardised and custom engineered solutions to achieve lowest cost of ownership without sacrificing performance, availability and maintainability throughout the whole of a project life. EPSA provide solutions for Infrastructure, Resources & Mining, Oil & Gas, Defence, Industrial, Marine, Agricultural, Data Centres and Power Generation markets.

In 2017, EPSA celebrated 25 years of success. This success is testament to their staff, the innovative solutions and superior customer service they provide.

Scope of Work

The Scope of Works for the 25.2 MW Diesel Power Generation installation package includes:

  • All civil works including form, pour and finishing of equipment support foundations.
  • Installation of Twenty (20) CAT XQ 2000 gensets
  • Installation of three (3) 200kL and (2) 110kL double skinned,self-bunded diesel bulk storage fuel tanks.
  • Installation of Nine (9) 3.75MVA 415V/33kV Step up transformer.
  • Supply, installation and testing of the Plant Power Station earthing system.
  • Installation of all diesel fuel, new oil and waste oil piping systems including all instrumentation and valving required to allow fully autonomous operation.
  • Supply and installation of HV, LV, control and communications cabling.
  • Commissioning, Testing and Certification of Electrical cabling.

SIMPEC's experienced site team has met all targets and milestones ensuring that a reliable asset is handed over to our client.

Key Facts

  • Assist with fast turnaround with Off-site Precast Concrete Footings to meet the Village Power Station deadline and,
  • Assist with expediting - Supply and Fabricate Steel Supports within a 2 week turn around.