Local businesses encouraged to join webinar events for EnergyConnect transmission project

19 August 2021

Businesses wanting to get involved in one of the state’s largest infrastructure projects, EnergyConnect, are being encouraged to attend live webinar events and register their interest to work on the NSW component of the 900km interconnector.

TransGrid is building EnergyConnect from the NSW/South Australian border to Wagga Wagga with its construction partner SecureEnergyJV.

“EnergyConnect will create about 1500 jobs and numerous supply opportunities, providing a boost to regional economies in communities all across the NSW Riverina, particularly between Wagga Wagga and Wentworth,” said TransGrid CEO Brian Salter.

“Electricity customers will also benefit, with savings of $180 million each year for households from increased competition in the wholesale electricity market and net economic benefits of $4 billion,” he said.

Suppliers and subcontractors are encouraged to attend one of three Supplier Information Webinars being hosted by SecureEnergy next week. A number of services are needed to help deliver the project, including:

  • Earthmoving plant and equipment
  • General cranage
  • Haulage and trucks
  • Light vehicles
  • Welfare facilities
  • Camps laydown and substation earthworks
  • Elevation, lighting and power plant
  • Specialist cleaning plant

More than 1200 companies have already expressed interest in working on, or providing services, to the landmark project. TransGrid and SecureEnergy encourage participation from Indigenous suppliers and subcontractors.

Interested parties are encouraged to access the live events:

To learn more, connect to ICN Gateway.

“Many of the jobs that will be created from the project will be with local suppliers and subcontractors and any business looking for opportunities with the project will be able to access greater depth of information at this sessions,” said SecureEnergy Project Director David Whatmough.

“The 90-minute live event webinars by our local industry participation managers and partners will help connect the project with local businesses and workers and we encourage everyone interested to take this next step.”

For more information, visit the EnergyConnect project page.

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