UGL and CPB contractors have been selected to deliver the $1.4 billion western section of the HumeLink project in New South Wales.
HumeLink is a new transmission project which will connect Wagga Wagga, Bannaby and Maragle in regional New South Wales, and will significantly increase the capacity of the electricity network in Australia’s eastern states.
It is one of the state’s largest energy infrastructure projects, with about 385 kilometres of proposed new transmission lines and a range of other new and upgraded infrastructure.
Subject to the Australian Energy Regulator’s approval, the proposed construction of the HumeLink route will occur in two sections (east and west).
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The eastern section of the project will be delivered by an Acciona Construction Australia Pty Ltd and Genus Group Ltd joint venture (AG JV).
The delivery partner contracts are structured in two stages, with early works to begin immediately and finish in 2024, including detailed design, investigations, procurement and project mobilisation. The second stage comprises main construction works and will begin after all project approvals have been granted and the final investment decision is made.
The UGL and CPB Contractors joint venture will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning of the western portion of HumeLink, including 148kms of 500kV transmission lines, from the Snowy 2.0 connection at Maragle to Wagga Wagga. The joint venture will also construct two new 500kV substations at Gugaa and Maragle and an augmentation at Transgrid’s existing Wagga Wagga 330kV substation.