Briefings for $290m transmission line

CONNECTED: This map shows the path of the 260km Eyre Peninsula Link project from Cultana to Port Lincoln.
CONNECTED: This map shows the path of the 260km Eyre Peninsula Link project from Cultana to Port Lincoln.

Online briefings for companies keen to get involved in building a proposed 270-kilometre, $290 million transmission line between Cultana and Port Lincoln will be held next week, with over 200 jobs during construction on offer.

Electranet's project, known as Eyre Peninsula Link, is still subject to receiving necessary approvals, including funding approval from the Australian Energy Regulator.

The online Local Industry Briefings will be hosted by ElectraNet and the project's early works contractor, Downer Infrastructure Projects, on August 25 and 27.

Early estimates for the project include the nee for 3000 days of crane hire and 10,000m3 of concrete.

Civil workers, riggers, lines workers, and related support teams across the Eyre Peninsula line will be required for over 18 months.

The teams will also need accommodation, transport and logistics across the 270km transmission line, providing a boost for economies across the Eyre Peninsula.

Downer Infrastructure Projects Manager Project Development Gabriel Cohen said the project would help 'keep the lights on' in the Eyre Peninsula in many ways.

"When businesses register for the online briefings, we get to learn more about who is interested and what is available locally," he said.

"This is considered when planning the work so that we can optimise opportunities for local businesses where possible. We want this project to be a positive legacy for the Eyre Peninsula, by the Eyre Peninsula."

ElectraNet Group Executive Network Services Simon Emms said businesses registering their interest online for the briefings will be put on the project database and provided to the successful contractor once they have been engaged by ElectraNet.

"From then on, the project contractor will engage with the businesses directly to procure the required goods and services to support the project," he said.

"We're encouraging suppliers, subcontractors, service providers, social enterprise and Aboriginal businesses to join us at the briefings to learn more about the tendering process, work packages and how they can set themselves up to get involved."

The online briefings will be held on Tuesday, August 25 at 3pm and on Thursday, August 27 at 5.30pm.

Businesses wanting to attend can register online at www.electranet.com.au and follow the links.

Registrations close on Monday, August 24.

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