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Downer wins $600M electricity contract

Construction is underway on the $11.85 million Sadadeen Substation to increase the reliability and security of the Alice Springs power network.

Downer has won a five year $600 million contract to maintain and operate one of Victoria’s electricity distribution networks.

Downer will expand from the current work being delivered in AusNet Service’s Central region to include the remainder of AusNet Services electricity distribution network in the Northern and Eastern regions.

AusNet Services, which owns three energy networks in Victoria, is the sole transmission network service provider in Victoria in the National Electricity Market.

The contract is expected to commence in September 2019, following the completion of a workforce transition process. It will also include the option to for a further six year extension.

The scope of works includes operations, maintenance, capital works and round-the-clock emergency response for AusNet Services’ electricity distribution assets.

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Downer Chief Executive Officer, Grant Fenn, said the contract reinforced Downer as a benchmark end-to-end service provider to owners of utility assets.

“We are pleased to extend our 19-year partnership with AusNet Services for at least a further five years and to now service their entire electricity distribution network in Victoria,” Fenn said.

“This contract demonstrates Downer’s ability to deliver and service our customers’ assets to help them provide cost-effective, safe and reliable energy for our communities.”

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