23/01/2013 - 13:32

Forge secures $125m Pilbara power contract

23/01/2013 - 13:32

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Forge Group managing director David Simpson (right) says the contract will make use of Forge's unique integrated services.

Nedlands-based Forge Group has won a $125 million contract to deliver a new peak-load power station in South Hedland for government utility Horizon Power.

Through its wholly-owned subsidiary Forge Group Power (formerly CTEC ), Forge has won both a $125 million Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract and a follow-on Operation & Maintenance (O&M) contract.

Forge Group managing director David Simpson said the award was based on the group’s capacity to deliver a fully-integrated solution drawing on the capabilities of multiple business units.

Forge Group Power will be responsible for overall management and delivery of the EPC contract whilst Forge Group Construction will be responsible for all civil, mechanical and electrical construction disciplines on site,” he said.

Forge Group Asset Management will be employed to deliver day to day operations and maintenance at the plant for a period of two years, with options for extensions up to a further two years.

“This component of the contract supports the key growth imperative to develop our asset management business across different sectors,” Mr Simpson said.

He said Forge Group was unique in its ability to offer fully integrated end-to-end EPC and O&M services.

“This has enabled us to meet Horizon Power’s short project timeline,” he said.

The open-cycle power station will operate in dual fuel configuration utilising four General Electric gas turbines.

Located 8 kilometres south of Port Hedland in Western Australia, the plant will provide power to the Pilbara during periods of peak energy consumption.

Site works will commence shortly with completion scheduled for late 2013. The operation and maintenance contract will then begin in January 2014.

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