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BHP Billiton & Fluor Awards High Voltage Cables Contract to Cables International Australia
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
BHP Billiton and its main Engineer Procure and Construct (EPC) contractor Fluor Australia has awarded the supply of 132kV high voltage cable to Cables International Australia. The cable will be installed at BHP’s Inner Harbour Debottlenecking 1 project at Port Headland in Western Australia.
Andrew Thompson, Director of Cables International Australia, commented:“CI Australia together with our manufacturing partner Prysmian Australia are proud to have been selected by two of Australia’s leading mining businesses to supply this prestigious project”.

Port Hedland, Australia’s busiest port, accounts for 20 % of the country’s global iron ore exports.
BHP Billiton’s ongoing strategy is to continue to invest in large, long life, low cost, expandable, upstream assets; it has numerous low risk, largely brownfield projects in various stages of development. The Western Australia Iron Ore (WAIO) Port Hedland Inner Harbour Expansion project (PHIHP) achieved first production in December 2012 with an expanded port capacity of 220 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).

PHIHP encompasses inner harbour enhancements at Finucane Island and Nelson Point to increase ship loading capacity to more than 240mtpa via debottlenecking in loading constraints. The ongoing development of PHIHP construction consists of two additional berths, two ship-loaders, a car dumper, and port blending optimisation infrastructure. The total approved investment on PHIHP is around US$2.2bn.

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