One of Queensland’s largest developments invited prospective contractors.
Powerlink Queensland recently sought expressions of interest for CuString’s CopperString 2.0 High Voltage Transmission Line between Townsville and Mount Isa.
The state-run proponent and construction partners UGL and CPB Contractors want to hear from suppliers specialised in engineering, construction, environmental management, logistics, camp construction, haulage and communications.
Those who register will be able to join road show events where they can meet the project team, learn more about the scope and timeline plus potential business opportunities.
The following locations and dates have been proposed for 2023:
- Mount Isa (October 16)
- Cloncurry (October 17)
- Julia Creek and Richmond (October 18)
- Hughenden (October 19)
- Charters Towers (October 30)
- Burdekin and Townsville (October 31).
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“Our process is not just about finding the best value for money but also about finding the best fit for our vision. That is why we want to hear from you, the local businesses and suppliers that know the region and identify who has the capability, capacity and experience to deliver,” major projects executive general manager Ian Lowry said in a public statement.
“This is an opportunity for regional business to register their interest in being a part of a project that will transform north and northwest Queensland for generations to come.”
The project involves constructing:
- a 500 kilovolt (alternating current) double circuit transmission line, spanning 1100km between Woodstock and Chumvale.
- support towers made from either galvanised steel self-standing lattice or guyed galvanised steel lattice
- four new substations at Chumvale and Woodstock where the line will be connected to the national electricity grid
- two substation extensions
- at least four construction zones with a central camp, project office and temporary construction camps
- access tracks.
- Powerlink Queensland will oversee early work before the end of 2023. Construction will begin in 2024 and end sometime in 2029.
The 6000 megawatt project originally would have cost $1.7 billion. However, the latest deal lifts capital expenditure by 194.1 per cent to $5B.