Webinars to provide information for local businesses seeking to work on EnergyConnect

05 November 2021

Transgrid and its construction partner SecureEnergy are collaborating with the NSW Government’s Business Connect and Industry Capability Network (ICN), NSW to offer a two-part free webinar series to help Riverina businesses become pre-qualified for work on the EnergyConnect project.

Executive Manager of Delivery Craig Stallan said the webinars would enable Riverina businesses to prepare their tender teams for the key energy infrastructure project in Wagga Wagga and in key manufacturing centres, providing a boost to regional economies.

“It is a great opportunity for local businesses to prepare to apply to part of EnergyConnect - a significant and critical electricity transmission infrastructure which will save NSW customers $180 million a year and generate up to 1,500 new jobs,” said Mr Stallan.

“It’s a first for Wagga Wagga region and I’d encourage local businesses to participate in the webinars being held next week. Transgrid is building a legacy so that the skills training developed on the project remains in the region for years to come.”

“We are getting on with the delivery of the NSW component of the project - a 700km transmission line from the SA border to the regional energy hub of Wagga Wagga.”

David Whatmough, SecureEnergy Project Director said “This is the first project to utilise the Mid-Tier Supplier Panel (MTSP) helping regional and local businesses understand the requirements of large construction companies looking for regional workers as diverse as plumbers, electricians, boiler makers, crane drivers and cleaners.”

Geoff Reardon, Regional Manager Industry Capability Network (ICN) said “Now is the time to get your business pre-qualified and the MTSP will be a launching pad for those medium-sized local businesses across the Riverina who have the teams, training and procurement procedures in place, ready to go.”

The first online webinar will be held on Tuesday, 9 November 2021. It will highlight what projects are in the pipeline and how to get involved. The second online webinar will be held on Tuesday, 16 November 2021. It will explore training requirements and processes involved in procurement processes such as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Indigenous businesses are being encouraged to participate. Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Indigenous businesses are being encouraged to participate.

For more information or to book your ticket. 

Check ICN NSW corporate website.  

Suppliers can find more information by going to the SecureEnergy website and accessing the Supplier Information Guide.