John Holland has been awarded the contract to construct Powerlink Queensland’s Eurombah to Fairview Transmission Line in North West Surat Queensland.

As part of the project, John Holland will construct four transmission lines including:

  • 25 km 275kV transmission line from Eurombah to Fairview South;
  • 2.8 km 132kV transmission line from Fairview South to Santos GLNG;
  • 24.7km 132kV transmission line from Fairview South to Fairview and;
  • 2.7km 132kV transmission line continuing north to the proposed Fairview Substation.

These transmission lines will connect to three new Powerlink substations at Eurombah, Fairview South and Fairview with additional connections to Santos GLNG switchyards.

Executive General Manager of Specialist Engineering, Brendan Petersen, said the awarding of this contract confirms John Holland as a contractor of choice for power transmission and distribution line projects in Australia.

“John Holland’s relationship with Powerlink goes back more than 30 years, with our work on the Columboola to Wandoan South and Western Downs to Columboola transmission lines being the most recent” Mr Petersen said.

“It is this experience that enables John Holland to undertake complex and challenging transmission line projects, on-time and on-budget, without disrupting critical power generation services and supply,” he said.

Industry General Manager, Ed Tenaglia, said the contract win is a result of our close collaboration with Powerlink.

“We have worked with Powerlink to deliver significant projects in Queensland and we pride ourselves with the quality of our work,” Mr Tenaglia said.

“The 12-month construct-only project is planned to commence on-site in October 2014. At the peak of site works the project workforce is expected to reach around 120 people,” he said.

The Eurombah to Fairview Transmission Line forms part of a broader project undertaken by Powerlink on behalf of Santos GLNG to establish direct connections into the high voltage transmission network to supply power to its future gas processing facilities in the area west of Wandoan and east of Injune.

Michelle is a freelance journalist and editor who, as well as covering all the latest and breaking industry news, is a gun proofreader and editor who never misses a trick.

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