Project Title: Paraburdoo Electrical Infrastructure Program Replacement Project

Client: ICM Group

Site: Paraburboo

Year of contract: 2014

Cable supplied:

19/33kV 3C300mm2 CU/XLPE/CWS(13KA/s)/PVC/DBT/HDPE 3400m
19/33kV 1C185mm2 CU/XLPE/CWS(10KA/s)/PVC/DBT/HDPE 2400m
19/33kV 1C300mm2 CU/XLPE/CWS(13KA/s)/PVC/DBT/HDPE 700m

Cable Distribution Services partnered with ICM Group to supply and install highly specialised high voltage cable to Paraburdoo to replace cable at site which had been supplied by another vendor. Due to the importance of the cable’s compliance, representatives from Cable Distribution Services and ICM Group accompanied end user engineers to the factory to undertake a Factory Acceptance Test and oversee all cable testing which included;

  • hot set tests
  • mechanical tests without aging
  • DC resistance
  • high voltage tests
  • partial discharge
  • spark testing

This mission critical cable was required on site within 10 weeks and Cable Distribution Services managed to deliver it in 9 weeks when other vendors had quoted a 12 week delivery schedule. Cable Distribution Services delivered the cable direct to site within the agreed lead time and the installation was completed by ICM Group without any delays or issues associated with the cable’s conformity.


ICM Group have a long standing relationship with CDS, with their “can do” attitude and support, CDS allows us to provide exceptional service to our clients, this is the cornerstone of our business. When we seek assistance whether it be technical, an unusual product or most commonly an urgent supply CDS always respond in a prompt and professional manner. We commend Ross and his team on exceptional customer service.
Julian Hughes
General Manager
ICM Group WA Pty Ltd