Downer selected for $600M infrastructure project

Downer has won  a five year $600 million contract to provide operational and maintenance services on the electricity distribution network in Victoria.

Under the contract, Downer’s services will expand from the current work delivered in AusNet Services’ Central region to include the remainder of AusNet Services electricity distribution network in Victoria’s Northern and Eastern Regions.

The contract is expected to commence in September 2019 following the completion of a workforce transition process. It will also include the option to for a further six year extension.

Downer Chief Executive Officer, Grant Fenn, said this contract award reinforced Downer as a benchmark end-to-end service provider to owners of utility assets.

“We are pleased to extend our 19-year partnership with AusNet Services for at least a further five years and to now service their entire electricity distribution network in Victoria,” Mr. Fenn said.

The scope of work Downer will be delivering includes operations, maintenance, capital works and round-the-clock emergency response for AusNet Services’ electricity distribution assets.

“This contract demonstrates Downer’s ability to deliver and service our customers’ assets to help them provide cost-effective, safe and reliable energy for our communities,” Mr. Fenn said.

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