Cimic wins $212m in Australian renewable and utility contracts

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Cimic Group’s engineering subsidiary UGL has won US$212m (A$296m) in design, engineering, procurement and construction contracts in Australia’s renewables and utilities sectors.

UGL will work on multiple projects at the MacIntyre Wind Farm Precinct Connection Project in south west Queenland for utility company Powerlink, including design and construction of two 330kV switching stations and building 65km of double circuit transmission line.

UGL will also design and build a 88MW solar farm, substation and transmission line in the Mt Isa region in Queensland for gas and electricity group APA.

In south Australia, UGL will work for Vena Energy at Tailem Bend, building a 87MW solar farm and conducting substation upgrade works.

Work on the projects are due to be completed by 2023.

Juan Santamaria, Cimic’s chief executive officer, said: “We are proud to be supporting the growth of the Australian renewable energy market with these projects.

“UGL has deep experience in critical power infrastructure across transmission lines, solar farms and other renewables, and recently completed work on the Victorian Big Battery project in Victoria and the Wallgrove Grid Battery project in NSW.”

Doug Moss, UGL managing director, said: “UGL is a market leader in Australian renewables projects, and in the design and construction of high voltage transmission lines.

“The Mica Creek project will be UGL’s third solar project for APA Group and the Tailem Bend 2 project is a continuation of the work we performed with Vena Energy on the adjacent site, both great examples of how UGL enjoys strong relationships with our clients, and we look forward to continuing our relationships with them through these contract wins.”

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