UGL wins utilities contracts worth $83m in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 7 Dec 2020 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

UGL, a subsidiary of CIMIC Group, has secured contracts worth over A$112m ($83m) from Australian power transmission system operators TransGrid, Powerlink and United Energy.

Under a contract from TransGrid, UGL will be responsible for the design and construction of a 330kV switchyard at Maragle in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales. The scope of the work will include the construction of 10km of 330kV transmission lines to connect the switchyard and the Snowy 2.0 pumped-hydro project cable yard.

UGL will install a 52MW/78MWh Tesla battery for TransGrid at the Wallgrove Substation in Sydney’s west. It will also design and build a 132kV/33kV substation to support the connection of a Gunnedah solar project to TransGrid’s energy network.

Powerlink has appointed UGL to design and build substations at Lilyvale and South Gladstone, Queensland.

As part of the contract with United Energy, UGL will be responsible for the installation and replacement of feeder schemes at substations and the installation of safety mechanisms.

CIMIC Group CEO 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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UGL wins utilities contracts worth $83m in Australia. (Credit: daniel alonso from Pixabay)

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