South Australian storms shut down Prominent Hill

The storms battering South Australia have halted production at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill mine.

OZ suspend operations due to the storms disrupting electricity supply, although it states there has been no damage to the site itself.

However, “the company has not yet received any definitive timeline as to when power will be restored to the site as suppliers determine the full extent of damage to their transmission networks”.

Generators are providing power for essential services in the meantime.

“All staff are safe and there have been no significant safety issues as either Prominent hill or any other OZ Minerals sites,” the miner stated.

High winds are forecast to continue at the site for the rest of the day before easing tomorrow.