TransGrid’s Western Sydney Supply Project has been highly commended in the Engineers Australia, Engineering Excellence Awards.

The annual awards are designed to recognise the contribution engineers make to the community through their innovations, teamwork and creativity for outstanding achievements in the practice of engineering.

“This is a great achievement for TransGrid to be acknowledged again in these prestigious industry awards,” TransGrid’s Program Manager for the Western Sydney Supply Project, Colin Mayer said.

“We are continuing to establish a reputation within our industry as leaders in what we do.”

“The Western Sydney Supply Project was only possible through the combined efforts of a very large number of people across the organisation who invested great efforts over many years.”

The Western Sydney Supply Project was established to address the need to provide an additional 330kV/132kV bulk supply point within the inner metropolitan area of Sydney to alleviate emerging constraints on the existing cable network supplying the area load.

The project will help to secure and strengthen the high voltage network which currently delivers electricity to the greater Sydney area and CBD.

Transgrid also recently celebrated the organisation’s 20th annual Safety Day, with staff from across the state coming together in Western Sydney.

The annual event dedicated to highlight the importance of safety, health, wellbeing and teamwork was attended by over 400 staff from TransGrid’s metropolitan and regional centres.

The day is a key initiative of the organisation, which aims to develop and enhance staff skills and promote a positive safety culture within the workplace and to the wider community.

TransGrid’s Manager of Health, Safety and Environment, Mr Ken McCall said, “Safety Day is a great way for TransGrid employees to come together, engage in a bit of healthy competition against other regions and learn about company-wide new initiatives and projects.”

31 teams faced each other in a series of first aid, firefighting, emergency response, and fitness challenges. Electrical apprentices also got the chance to showcase their skills in a wiring challenge.

Teams from the regional centres proved more successful on the day than metropolitan teams with Tamworth taking out the coveted Safety Day Trophy followed by the teams from Orange and Newcastle.

“Safety Day is all about reinforcing our safety skills not only within the variety of workplaces in which TransGrid staff work, but also how we can extend this practice to the wider community,” Mr McCall added.

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