About The D.E.S.S GROUP

Diesel Engine Services and Spares has a a long established history in the supply, servicing and repair of diesel generators, marine diesel and power stations. 

D.E.S.S has many years experience working across many industries including mining, marine, government and general power generation.

While D.E.S.S respects and protects the current business activities of their customers, below are some of the projects that D.E.S.S has been involved in over the years.

Argyle Diamond Mines


Our first Power Station Contract was the Argyle Diamonds Power Station in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in April 1991 The Contract was to run the 25 Mw capacity Power Station consisting of 8 x 2.5 Mw Detroit engines and 1x 4.2 Mw Wartsila, manage the power and water reticulation to the mine and environs. Since the contract has been in force two more 4.2Mw Wartsila units have been installed. Power is also being supplied from the Lake Argyle Hydro Electric scheme. D.E.S.S. continues to supply Argyle Diamonds with Service Engineers hire equipment and expertise and from this have been able to build a highly skilled workforce.

Leinster and Mt Keith Power Stations

From February 1995 to December 1997 D.E.S.S. successful Tendered to run Leinster and Mt Keith Power Stations in the northern goldfields of Western Australia for the Western Mining Company Nickel Mining operations Energy Management Group North. Leinster Power Station comprises 5 x 2Mw Detroit generators 3 x 4.5Mw Pielstick generators and 2 x 6.2Mw Wartsila generators. In addition the operation and maintenance of the compressors for the mine air supply, High voltage supply to the mine & environs. Mt Keith Power Station comprises 5 x 12Mw Sulzer generators. The two Power Stations are connected via a 132 Kv transmission line over 95 kilometres with a capacity of 25Mw. The high voltage electrical system was also under our jurisdiction. All maintenance, mechanical and electrical for both sites was carried out by D.E.S.S.

Western Mining

D.E.S.S. was contracted from December 1996 to December 1997 to supply High Voltage Technicians for the Western Mining Company Energy Management Group South. For the power distribution to their operations in Kalgoorlie, Kambalda & St Ives in the central goldfields of Western Australia.

Mt Morgan Power Station

October 1996 to December 1998 D.E.S.S. were again successful in tendering for supply of experienced Fitters to carry out the operations & maintenance for the Mt Morgans minesite Power Station in the central goldfields of Western Australia. The Power Station consists of 4 x 1.8Mw Polar Nohab generators, two of which have had major overhauls carried out by D.E.S.S. in our Perth workshop. Also on site are 5 x 1Mw Cummins KTA150 series generators operated and maintained by our site personnel.

Worsley Alumina Pty

Worsley Alumina Pty situated in the Southwest of Western Australia in November 1995 contracted D.E.S.S. to supply Trades people to maintain and overhaul 3 x 1.8Mw Daihatsu generators. The scope of work also involves operator training to be given to W.A.P.L. personnel in the operation and minor maintenance of their Daihatsu generators. DE.S.S. continues to supply personnel & expertise for the maintenance & overhaul of Worsley’s generating plant.