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Head contract awarded for $1.8B project


Two construction and engineering companies have won the primary tender for part of a new development worth $1.8 billion.

A joint venture between Clough and Elecnor recently won the engineering procurement construction contract for TransGrid’s Project EnergyConnect, about 900km between Wagga Wagga in New South Wales and Robertstown, South Australia.

‘Backbone’ work

Successful bidder SecureEnergy will be responsible for building a 330 kilovolt electricity interconnector between the power grids of NSW and SA. Substations, access roads and other supporting infrastructure will also be required.

The 700km interconnector is touted to be a “backbone infrastructure” for the future South West NSW Renewable Energy Zone, adding 4950 megawatts of generation capacity.

1500 jobs

The project is promised to reduce annual energy costs by an estimated $180 million, and create 1500 new construction jobs across regional NSW.

The following full-time and fixed term positions have been advertised:

  • electrical design engineer – substations
  • human resources coordinator
  • project engineer – civil
  • assistant accountant
  • civil designer.

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“We strive to be an employer of choice, and the opportunity to deliver a project of this calibre is the proof of the professionalism and skills of every member of our team,” SecureEnergy deputy project director Juan Luis Barrenechea said in a public statement.

Construction is expected to begin during late 2021 and end in 2023.

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