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CIMIC Group awarded $112m in contracts

UGL, the services specialist of the $8 billion Cimic Group, has recently been awarded several contracts in the utilities sector, with a combined value of more than $112 million. The contracts, which will be executed over a multi-year period, will start prior to the end of 2020 and include:

  • The design and construction of a 330kV switchyard at Maragle in the Snowy Mountains, NSW for TransGrid. The contract includes building 10 kilometres of 330kV transmission lines to connect the switchyard and the Snowy 2.0 pumped-hydro project cable yard.

  • The installation of a 52MW/78MWh Tesla battery for TransGrid at the Wallgrove Substation in Sydney’s West.

  • The design and construction of a 132kV /33kV substation to support the connection of a solar farm in Gunnedah, NSW, to TransGrid’s network in the state.

  • Design and construction work for Powerlink’s substations at Lilyvale and South Gladstone, Queensland.

  • Design and construction work in Victoria for United Energy, including the installation and replacement of feeder schemes at substations and the installation of safety mechanisms.

CIMIC Group Chief Executive Officer Juan Santamaria said: “We’re proud to work with these clients to connect future renewable projects to the grid and supply new energy into the network. In doing so, we’ll also create job and procurement opportunities for regional communities.”

UGL Managing Director Doug Moss said: “These new contracts in the utilities sector highlight UGL’s power and renewables capability and expand on our well-established relationships with TransGrid, Powerlink and United Energy. We look forward to carrying out these contracts in a safe and reliable manner.”

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