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EnergyConnect tender goes live

February 17, 2020

TransGrid commenced its tender for EnergyConnect last week – a 700km electricity interconnector between Wagga Wagga and the SA/NSW border that will enable the sharing of energy between NSW and SA. EnergyConnect is a Critical State Significant Infrastructure project and an integral part of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan. EnergyConnect is of a scale not constructed in Australia for over 20 years and will form a vital piece of the trans-continental energy infrastructure.

TransGrid appointed MBB Group as its lead Strategy, Commercial and Transaction Advisor. We are responsible for developing EnergyConnect’s Project Implementation Plan and managing the market sounding and procurement process with a shortlist of domestic and international suppliers, including:

1. CPB Contractors and UGL Engineering Joint Venture

2. Elecnor Australia and Seymour Whyte Constructions Pty Ltd Joint Venture

3. Quanta Power Australia consortium.

Congratulations to TransGrid, the EnergyConnect and MBB Group teams for achieving this significant project milestone.