The laying of the north-west cable system, including subsea fibre-optic cable between Darwin and Port Hedland, is a key infrastructure project for the off-shore oil and gas industry and provides much needed regional network competition (breaking the current Telstra monopoly).

With the cable landing stations positioned in close proximity to a built-up residential area, the requirement was for back-up power offering exceptional reliability and strong sound attenuation.


CD Power and Genaust designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned standby power to the following specifications:


  • 300kVA generator consisting of a 12.8L 6-cylinder VolvoPenta diesel engine, Meccalte alternator and Deep Sea controller – housed in a 65dB(A) acoustic enclosure
  • 240kW Load Bank with automatic, 5-stage resistive configuration to protect the diesel engine from mechanical damage due to light loading
  • 10,000L bulk fuel tank

On-site Services:

  • Pulling and termination of submain (95mm XLPE) and control cabling
  • Craneage to unload and position equipment
  • Site run fuel lines
  • Commissioning of generator and Site Acceptance Testing approved by client
  • Zero safety incidents and zero defects


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