The CSA Mine is located approximately 14 kilometres northwest from the township of Cobar in central western NSW and produces more than 1 million tonnes of ore and 180,000 tonnes of copper concentrate every year.

Client  Macmahon Holdings
Contract Value  $2 Million
Services  Design & Construct
Branch Regional NSW
Electrical Installation
High Voltage
Design & Engineering

Star Group provided the electrical and high voltage services of the project, which involved the upgrade of underground electrical works including High Voltage Capacity for the whole plant with 2 new feeders and switchboards, new High Voltage feeds for underground vent fans and upgrade/replacement of L9 (u/g) HV feeds & switch boards.

Star Group’s services provided on the project included:

  • HV junction boxes and switchgear
  • Direct buried parallel runs of 4 x 3C X 400mm2 11/22kV XLPE SWA cables
  • 18mm ply walkway
  • Cables on cable ladder
  • Cable protection from UV damage
  • 1C x 630mm2 22/11kV XLPE SWA cables
  • HV Circuit breaker and bus-tie panels
  • Earth bonding
  • Termination of 11kV cables
  • 16C+E 1.5mm2 control cable installed in heavy duty PVC conduit
  • Telecommunications, control and communications cables
  • Segregation of HV and LV cables; and 
  • Cable testing.