Sasol South Africa appointed Aurecon as the main electrical contractor for the Sasol Outside Distribution Station (ODS) Project. The new ODS, is located north of the ash conveyors just west of the existing substation.

Contract Value  R18.8 million

Period  May 2018 – March 2019

Peak Manpower  94


Offloading & installation of free issues substation equipment 33kV complete with cable & terminations & insulated busbars to transformers.

Supply & installation of 132kV specked 33kV operation voltage overhead line 9km double circuit monopole self-supporting.

Sasol 33kV ODS & 33kV OHL Project

The new ODS will be supplied from the 132kV substation inside the Sasol primary area via two sets of 132kV underground cables. Two new 132kV/33kV 80MVA Siemens transformers were installed in separate transformer bays on the western side of the ODS. On the inside of the substation, 33kV ABB gas-insulated switchgear was installed.

B&W was responsible for the manufacture, supply, and installation of the earthing systems, cables, and auxiliaries at Sasol Secunda, 33kV outside distribution substation.

The 33kV Overhead Line is a sub-project of the larger Fine Ash Dam 6 (FAD6) project.

The purpose of this sub-project is to distribute electrical power from the new 132/33kV Outside Distribution Station (ODS) to the new Fine Ash Dam 6 (FAD6) site.  The 33kV electrical distribution to the FAD6 site consists of two separate, but integrated, work packages.

B&W’s work included the supply, installation and complete end-to-end fibre commissioning of the 33kV overhead line sections, with the OPGW, fibre loop-in at the substation and terminations at both ends from the ODS to the FAD6 substation.