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Contract awarded, preparation progressing for NT power project

A design and construction contract has been awarded for a $55.3 million project to upgrade the Trevor Horman Substation at Berrimah, as works commence on the detailed design phase for the project in the Northern Territory.

A design and construction contract has been awarded for a $55.3 million project to upgrade the Trevor Horman Substation at Berrimah, as works commence on the detailed design phase for the project in the Northern Territory.

This follows the completion of functional and concept designs for the substation, which provides electricity to the Berrimah and Wishart industrial areas.

The design and construction contract has been awarded to locally based company ESPEC. Scope of works include the installation of new 66kV AIS switchyard, 66kV power transformers, construction of new control building, new 11kV switchboard, new 11kV reactor banks and associated secondary systems.


 

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Civil works are expected to begin on the site in August and construction will progress over the next two years.

Minister for Essential Services Kate Worden said the project would help secure the region’s power supply for years to come.

“The upgrade of the Trevor Horman Substation will ensure the growing industrial areas of Berrimah and Wishart will have reliable power supply into the future,” Worden said.

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