The Clough Elecnor Joint Venture, SecureEnergy, was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Transgrid’s EnergyConnect project.
The project, which involves the delivery of four substations and 700 kilometres worth of 330kV transmission line, extends from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales to the South Australian border in Robertstown, with a connection to Red Cliffs in Victoria.
To effectively operate the transmission network, works also require the construction of two new substations and upgrades to one existing substation.
In its entirety, EnergyConnect will deliver a new 900km above ground transmission line, known as an interconnector, that will connect power grids across three Australian states, bringing a range of benefits for consumers including the reduction of power prices, and improvement of energy security, as well as supporting the transition to a lower carbon emission energy system. The project is expected to create 1500 jobs in regional New South Wales and save consumers approximately $180 million a year.