Karratha Building secures $6 million Horizon Power contract to refurbish its Carnarvon depot

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An artist’s impression of Horizon Power’s new Carnarvon depot.
Camera IconAn artist’s impression of Horizon Power’s new Carnarvon depot. Credit: supplied/Horizon Power

A Pilbara construction company has secured a $6 million contract to refurbish Horizon Power’s Carnarvon depot and build a logistics building that would extend the life of the utility provider’s Gascoyne Mid West base for 20 years.

Karratha Building was announced by Horizon Power as the recipients of the contract on April 6 with the works part of the utility provider’s $75m Renew the Regions program.

The project would see a purpose-built logistics centre constructed with the aim of improving operational functionality and safety at the depot.

It is expected to futureproof the regional power provider’s Mid West base for the next 20 years.

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Works on the project began in March and include refurbishing the administration building to provide a welcoming space for customers and improving the logistics shed to function as a parts hub for maintenance works across Gascoyne Mid West towns.

Horizon Power general manager operations Tiri Sanderson said Horizon Power was committed to working with regional businesses that invest locally and promote regional economic activity.

“Karratha Building Company has a proven track record in supporting regional economic sustainability that spans 35 years,” she said.

“The company is a long-time supporter of community organisations and takes pride in developing the careers of its regional employees.”

Ms Sanderson said Karratha Building getting the contract was an excellent outcome that would help the local economy.

“Karratha Building Company will work with local businesses to supply services and materials for the project and is committed to spending a substantial part of its budget in the Gascoyne Mid West and surrounding regions,” she said.

Horizon Power operates 38 power systems and delivers power to more than 110,000 homes, communities, and businesses.

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