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MPower wins $9.5m power system contracts

MPower has signed new deals for BHP Billiton’s Western Australian Iron Ore mining operations in the Pilbara and for Chevron’s Gorgon LNG gas project on the North West Shelf.

The Tag Pacific subsidiary was recently awarded the two power systems contracts which have a combined value of around $9.5 million.

The first contract is for the design, construction and supply of a black start and emergency power system for the Yarnima power station, which is being developed by the Forge Group for BHP Billiton to support its Pilbara iron ore mines.

MPower’s system will be delivered during the course of this calendar year.

The second contract is for the Chevron-operated Gorgon Project. The contract involves the design, manufacture and testing of two 2.5MW generators with a 25-year design life for the Gorgon administration buildings.

The generators are scheduled for delivery in late 2013 and are designed to operate in adverse conditions, including category 5 cyclones.

MPower has dispatched a 20MW temporary power station for Chevron’s Gorgon project under an earlier contract, with site commissioning expected to commence later this year.

Two earlier contracts signed by MPower in September and October last year for the Inpex Ichthys LNG project in Western Australia are well advanced.

The contracts, each worth up to $10 million, are for the emergency power systems for the offshore facilities. The signed contracts are with Samsung Heavy Industries and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering in South Korea.

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