AGL Energy Limited has awarded a $200million contract to a joint partnership between two Australian utility companies.

Broadspectrum and WorleyParsons have begun a joint venture in which they renewed a five and a half year contract with AGL Energy Limited to provide maintenance services to Loy Yang A power station and its adjacent mine in Victoria.

The new contract is effective from 1 January 2016 and Broadspectrum’s share is worth approximately $100 million.

In addition to this, Queensland Urban Utilities has also awarded a five year $170million contract to Broadspectrum’s other joint venture with Downer, Utilita Water Solutions.

The contract includes electrical, civil, and mechanical maintenance services.

Broadspectrum’s share in this contract is worth approximately $85 million.

Broadspectrum Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Graeme Hunt, said, “These two new contracts highlight the strength and diversity of our business, and validate the portfolio approach we introduced to navigate our way through downturns in individual sector,

“They provide further evidence of our commitment to deliver services that are essential to clients across multiple sectors, including power and water.

“They also reinforce our position as a leading asset maintenance service provider across the infrastructure sector,” Mr Hunt said.

Utilita Water Solutions will maintain Queensland Urban Utilities water and wastewater assets, which include 125 water reservoirs, 41 water pump stations, 27 sewage treatment plants, 107 water boosters, 336 sewerage pump stations, 8,967 kilometres of water mains and 9,152 kilometres of sewer mains.

The Queensland Urban Utilities contract covers a geographic area of 14,384 square kilometres in South East Queensland, including Brisbane, Ipswich, the Lockyer Valley, Scenic Rim and Somerset Local Government Areas.

Jessica Dickers is an experienced journalist, editor and content creator who is currently the Editor of Utility’s sister publication, Infrastructure. With a strong writing background, Jessica has experience in journalism, editing, print production, content marketing, event program creation, PR and editorial management. Her favourite part of her role as editor is collaborating with the sector to put together the best industry-leading content for the audience.

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