The Clough Elecnor joint venture, SecureEnergy, is pleased to announce it has been selected as contractor for an approximate AU$1.5 billion contract for TransGrid’s Project EnergyConnect.
ElectraNet and TransGrid are partnering to deliver an energy interconnector between the power grids of South Australia (starting at Robertstown) and NSW (finishing in Wagga Wagga) with an added connection to Victoria (Red Cliffs).
The Joint Venture will deliver the engineering, procurement and construction of TransGrid’s portion of the Project, which includes 4 substations and approximately 700km of 330kV transmission line.
Peter Bennett, Clough CEO and Managing Director said: “The Australian energy sector is undergoing development of the infrastructure that will sustain it through the future growth of our nation. Clough is extremely proud to be selected for this project and to continue to be part of the Energy portfolio.”
Secure Energy is a 50/50 integrated joint venture between Clough and Elecnor.
Elecnor is a leading international EPC contractor responsible for delivering some of the largest transmission lines in the world. Their core capabilities include transmission lines and substations.
Joseph de Pedro, Elecnor Australia Managing Director said: “Secure Energy entering the Power Transmission sector in Australia represents a big milestone for the industry and will help in bringing more innovation and know-how to the market as well as upskilling the Australian workforce to support the upcoming electricity network transformation.”
Peter Bennett added: “Elecnor has an enviable track record globally in delivering high voltage transmission projects such as this, and combined with Clough’s Australian Project delivery expertise, we form a formidable joint venture.”
The Project has been strongly supported by the New South Wales Government which has declared it Critical State Significant Infrastructure. Project Energy Connect is a key element of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s Integrated System Plan that provides an integrated roadmap for the efficient development of the National Electricity Market over the next 20 years and beyond.
Clough is a pioneering engineering and construction company established in 1919.
Clough delivers challenging high performing assets for the infrastructure, resources and energy industries underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently.
Today, Clough manages a global workforce of over 2000 people from operating centres across Australia, Papua New Guinea, Asia, Africa, UK, and North America that strive for the best in everything, setting new safety and performance benchmarks every single day.
Clough is a wholly owned subsidiary of Murray & Roberts, a multinational group that focuses its expertise on delivering sustainable and fit-for-purpose project engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, operations and maintenance solutions. The Group delivers its capabilities into three global market sectors: underground mining, energy, resources and infrastructure, and power & water.
Elecnor is a leading Spanish business group in the infrastructure, renewable energy, services and new technology sectors. With over 60 years of continuous growth and a presence in 55 countries, Elecnor operates in various sectors, including electricity, gas, industrial plants, railways, telecommunications, water, control systems, construction, the environment, installations maintenance and aerospace engineering. Elecnor’s strong international vocation has led the company to embark on a continuous expansion process that has opened doors to new markets all over the world, mostly in Europe, North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Australia and the Middle East. Elecnor is listed on the Continuous Market and has a team of highly qualified professionals and a workforce of 14,855 employees. In 2019, the company reported revenues of EUR 2.454 billion and a consolidated net profit of EUR 126.4 million.