Gudai-Darri Iron Ore Mine – Phase 1


Gudai-Darri is situated on Banjima land, 110km northwest of Newman, WA, and includes construction of a new, autonomous iron ore mine with an additional 166km of rail infrastructure connecting Gudai-Darri to Rio Tinto’s existing rail network.

The Viking solution

Viking Industrial was engaged by Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE), as part of a multi-million dollar package awarded for Mine Plant Electrical and Instrumentation works.

A range of temporary generators were provided to support on-site construction along with three standby generators totalling 3500kVA. All of these generators were custom built to Rio Tinto specifications, for the purpose of supplying emergency backup power to the mine. 

There are also opportunities for future upgrades.

Project Info

Rio Tinto
Project Value
Start Date
February 2021
Completion due 2022
Pilbara, WA
Sales, Rental and Maintenance/Servicing
Site Name
Gudai-Darri Iron Ore Mine – Phase 1
Southern Cross Electrical Engineering (SCEE)

“We recently purchased a fleet of Solar Trailers with a set expectation and design requirement for our remote site requirements. The team at Viking worked with us to complete the specification and orders. The fleet has been on the job for around three months now, meeting our requirements. We are looking at more units currently with the team and look forward to continued supply in the future.”

- Director, Construction, WA

“From our initial dealings with Viking Industrial until the completion of works onsite, the whole team have proven to be professional and very attentive to our requirements and needs. I cannot recommend them enough. We’re looking forward to dealing with the Viking Team in  the future.”

- Reg Greene, Project Manager, McNally Group

“Viking Industrial has been a long term partner with Utilita. They continue to reinvent and evolve to improve the service offerings that support our critical infrastructure. Despite our requirements continually changing, they never stop trying to improve.”

- Chris McRae, Operations Manager, Utilita Water Solutions