EnergyConnect - SecureEnergy JV



Contact Details


Geoff Reardon
Regional Manager - South NSW
+61 402 632 027
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  Locations: NSW Australia
  Project Status: Open
  Project Owner CLOUGH PROJECTS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD & GREEN LIGHT CONTRACTORS PTY. LTD.

Project Details


About the Project Contractor


SecureEnergy, a Joint Venture between Clough and Elecnor, combines world class, proven experience in delivering 300kV-500kV Power Transmission and major civil Infrastructure projects that will deliver certainty for the EnergyConnect Project.

The project requires significant understanding of large scale HV Transmission and Substation projects, local knowledge of environmental constraints and approvals processes, sustainability, community and stakeholder engagement, large scale resource planning and health and safety requirements. Secure Energy is a trusted and highly experienced energy transmission and infrastructure team, ensuring confidence in a safe and timely delivery of EnergyConnect.


Joint Venture General Statement


SecureEnergy is the joint venture of Elecnor and Clough. Combined, we provide the skills, knowledge, and history to deliver zero harm projects, bringing world class and proven experience in high voltage power transmission, substation and infrastructure projects.

Elecnor is a global leader in high voltage transmission and substation EPC, with nearly 60 years of continuous growth and a presence in more than 50 countries. Elecnor’s performance has become a benchmark in the infrastructure, renewable energy and technology sectors. Since 2014, Elecnor has proven a commitment to Australia, completing multiple projects across the country.

Clough is an engineering and construction company founded in Australia in 1919. The company successfully delivers challenging high-performing assets for the energy, infrastructure, and resources industries, underpinned by a dedication to problem solving and getting the job done safely and efficiently. Providing EPC services, the Clough team delivers zero harm projects and has worked on some of the world’s largest and most technically and logistically challenging projects.


The Project


TransGrid (electricity transmission operator in New South Wales (NSW) and ElectraNet (electricity distributor in South Australia (SA)) are currently investigating the proposed construction and operation of a new electrical interconnector and network support options between NSW and SA.

The interconnector is aimed at reducing the cost of providing secure and reliable electricity transmission between NSW and SA in the near term, while facilitating the longer-term transition of the energy sector across the National Electricity Market (NEM) to low emission energy sources.

The current preferred option involves constructing a high voltage electricity interconnector of approximately 900 kilometres between the power grids of SA (starting at Robertstown) and NSW (finishing in Wagga Wagga), known collectively as Project EnergyConnect.

Project EnergyConnect has been identified as a priority transmission project in the NSW Transmission Infrastructure Strategy (DP&E 2018), linking the SA and NSW energy markets and assisting in transporting energy from the South-West Energy Zone to major demand centres.

TransGrid is the proponent and is responsible for obtaining environmental planning approvals for those components located in NSW.

This Environmental Scoping Report refers to Project EnergyConnect - SA/NSW border to Buronga (the proposal). TransGrid will seek subsequent and separate environmental planning approvals for the remainder of Project EnergyConnect in NSW. Furthermore, environmental planning approvals under the relevant jurisdictions would be sought (by ElectraNet) for the sections of Project EnergyConnect that are located in SA.

As part of the early works for Project EnergyConnect, TransGrid and ElectraNet have proceeded with preliminary investigations into transmission line corridor options, combining various corridor selection criteria together with a broad range of environmental, heritage, land use and social constraints and opportunities. This process initially identified a 10 kilometre-wide preliminary alignment corridor within which more detailed environmental and social studies and community and landholder engagement has been undertaken leading to development of an approximate one kilometre wide proposal study area.


Project EnergyConnect - SA/NSW border to Buronga


Project EnergyConnect – SA/NSW border to Buronga would involve the construction and operation of new high voltage (HV) electricity transmission lines between the NSW-SA border at Chowilla and Buronga; and the expansion of the existing substation facilities at Buronga NSW.

The scope of the application made by TransGrid under Division 5.2 of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (EP&A Act) and the basis for the Scoping Report for the proposal includes:

·         About 130 kilometres of new 330 kV double circuit transmission line and associated infrastructure between the SA and NSW border in the vicinity of Chowilla, and the existing Buronga 220 kV substation

·         The expansion of the existing Buronga 220 kV substation to an operating capacity of 330 kV

·         Establishment and upgrade of access tracks and roads to the new substation and transmission line structures, as required

·         Other ancillary works required to facilitate the construction of the proposal e.g. laydown and staging areas, concrete batching plants, brake/winch sites, site offices and accommodation camps.


The Proponent


NSW Electricity Networks Operations Pty Ltd as a trustee for NSW Electricity Operations Trust (referred to as TransGrid) is the operator and manager of the main HV transmission network in NSW and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), enabling more than three million homes and businesses to access a safe, reliable and affordable supply of electricity. Its system transports electricity from sources of generation including wind, coal, solar, gas and hydro to large industrial customers and to the distribution networks which deliver it to homes and businesses. Comprising over 100 substations and more than 13,000 kilometres of HV transmission lines, cables, and interconnections with Queensland and Victoria, the network is instrumental to the electricity system and economy and facilitates energy trading across the National Electricity Market.


Current Status

Project EnergyConnect forms a central feature of the roadmap for the transition of the power

system developed by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) in its 2020 Integrated

System Plan (ISP). The ISP classifies Project EnergyConnect as an 'actionable ISP project' which

will deliver net market benefits and support energy market transition. ElectraNet and TransGrid

have both lodged their Contingent Project Applications (CPA), or funding applications, with the

Australian Energy Regulator (AER). The CPA is the final step in the project’s regulatory approval

process.


Further information on TransGrid can be found at www.transgrid.com.au.

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Aborist Services05 Feb 202105 Mar 2021 
 
Secure Energy wish to identify Suppliers that have the capacity to provide qualified Level 4 or Level 5 Arborists.
Road Access Alterations05 Feb 202105 Mar 2021 
 
Secure Energy wish to identify Suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of installation capabilities for road access alterations
Stock and temporary fencing05 Feb 202105 Mar 2021 
 
Secure Energy wish to identify Suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of supply and installation capabilities for stock and temporary fencing
Traffic Control05 Feb 202105 Mar 2021 
 
Secure Energy wish to identify Suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of labour and plant for traffic control.
Civil and Earth Works for Camps Laydowns and Substations04 Dec 202028 Jan 2021 
  
SecureEnergy wish to identify subcontractractors that have the capacity and experience to perform Civil and Earth Works packages.
This includes the provision of Management, Supervision, Labour and Plant and Equipment. The types of works that would be undertaken would include
- Establishment and provision of temporary offices and welfare facilities for works
- Protection of existing site services
- Temporary access road point construction from existing roads;
- Site preparation including clear and grub works and top soil stripping
- Erection and management of sediment and erosion control measures
- Temporary site fencing
- Establishment of borrow pit(s) including: top soil and overburden removal
- Temporary access track construction
- Bulk earthworks to form camp and laydown pads
- Culvert and drainage installation
- Turkey nest / dam construction
- Temporary car pack construction
- Concrete hardstands for workshops and laydown facilities
- Operation of borrow pit(s) to win material for bulk earthworks
- Bulk earthworks for substation(s) including haulage, placement and compaction of material
- Underground and Infrastructure services including site drainage works.
Equipment should all be fitted with GPS Tracking and Operator Fatigue Management systems.
Equipment should be to Industry safety and maintenance standards.
Operators should possess all necessary VOC and National Certifications of safe plant operation.
Earthmoving Plant and Equipment - Wet and Dry Hire.07 Dec 202028 Jan 2021 
  
SecureEnergy wish to identify suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of wet and dry hire plant and equipment
Earthmoving
. Dozers D6 & D8 or equivalent incl. tree pusher
. Compactors 815 or equivalent
. Smooth Drum Vibrating Rollers 10-15T
. Padfoot Vibrating Rollers 10-15T
. Excavators 8 - 40T including attachments such as skeleton, GP and mud buckets, ripper, hydraulic breaker.
. Wheeled Excavators
. Graders 140M - 14M
. Articulated Dump Trucks 20 - 40T
. Backhoes
. Bobcat / Pozitacks
. Wheeled Loaders 950 or equivalent
. Integrated Tool Handers IT28 or equivalent with bucket and forks.
. Scrapers 637 or equivalent
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability, dash camera and Operator Fatigue Management systems as a minimum
Equipment should be to Industry safety and maintenance standards and be provided with a plant hazard risk assessment.
Operators should possess all necessary VOC and National Certifications of safe plant operation.
Plant and equipment will operate out of SecureEnergy's laydowns of which 7 are proposed between Wagga Wagga and the SA Boarder.
Elevation Lighting and Power Plant.04 Dec 202028 Jan 2021 
  
Opportunity Description. SecureEnergy wish to identify suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of plant:
. Telehandlers 6-19m reach / 5 - 25T
. Generators 5 - 100kVA
. Lighting Towers
. Elevated Work Platforms / Boom Lifts etc
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability, dash camera and Operator Fatigue Management systems as a minimum.
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability, dash camera and Operator Fatigue Management systems as a minimum
Equipment should be to Industry safety and maintenance standards and be provided with a plant hazard risk assessment.
Operators should possess all necessary VOC and National Certifications of safe plant operation.
Plant and equipment will operate out of SecureEnergy's laydowns of which 7 are proposed between Wagga Wagga and the SA Boarder.
Supplier Requirements. SecureEnergy requires suppliers that:
. Have a demonstrated track record of providing Plant and Equipment hire for a Tier One Contractors.
. Have updated service logs for all plant and equipment.
. Have the required government or industry certifications, licenses, associations and/or insurances to deliver the opportunity.
. Have an exemplary safety record and a documented management system for tracking safety performance.
. Are financially viable and can demonstrate commercial value.
. Can demonstrate a strong commitment to training and retaining a local workforce.
. Have an excellent track record in employing and progressing the careers of Indigenous people.
. Are progressively finding ways to develop the careers of women, veterans and people with disabilities.
. Treat the environmental they are working in with respect and consideration.
General Cranage04 Dec 202031 Jan 2021 
  
SecureEnergy wish to identify suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of wet and dry hire cranage.
This includes the wet and / or dry hire of cranes including mobilisation, maintenance and servicing and demobilsation. The classes of cranes will include
- Truck Cranes 5 to 10T
- Hydraulic All Terrain Pick & Carry Cranes 15 to 25T
- City-Class Hydraulic Cranes 20 to 55T
- All-Terrain Hydraulic Cranes 50 to 450T
Equipment should all be fitted with GPS Tracking and Operator Fatigue Management systems.
Equipment should be to Industry safety and maintenance standards.
Operators should possess all necessary VOC and National Certifications of safe plant operation.
Cranes will operate out of SecureEnergy's laydowns of which 7 are proposed between Wagga Wagga and the SA Boarder
General expression of Interest all capabilities08 Dec 202028 Jan 2021 
  
Please register your interest for any future opportunities that may arise on the EnergyConnect project
Haulage and Trucks.04 Dec 202028 Jan 2021 
  
Opportunity Description. SecureEnergy wish to identify suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of transportation equipment both wet and dry hire.
. Truck and Dogs
. Body Tipper Trucks
. Water Trucks 10 - 40kl
. Fuel trucks
. Service trucks
. Prime Movers
. Trailers incl. extendable, floats to 50T and dolly's
. Single / Dual Cab Trucks with tray
. Crane Trucks
. Tilt Tray Trucks
. Spreader Trucks 20m3
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability, dash camera and Operator Fatigue Management systems as a minimum.
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability, dash camera and Operator Fatigue Management systems as a minimum
Equipment should be to Industry safety and maintenance standards and be provided with a plant hazard risk assessment.
Operators should possess all necessary VOC and National Certifications of safe plant operation.
Plant and equipment will operate out of SecureEnergy's laydowns of which 7 are proposed between Wagga Wagga and the SA Boarder.
Light Vehicles07 Dec 202028 Jan 2021 
  
SecureEnergy wish to identify suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of light vehicles and trucks.
This includes the hire of light vehicles and trucks including mobilisation, maintenance and servicing and demobilsation. The range of light vehicles and trucks will include
- 4WD dual cab utes
- 4WD single cab utes
- 4WD wagons
- 4WD light trucks and buses including:
- 12 seat bus
- 14 seat bus
- 18 seat bus
- 20 seat bus
- 32 seat bus
- 5 seat dual cab truck with tray
- 7 seat dual cab truck with tray
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability, dash camera and Operator Fatigue Management systems as a minimum.
All vehicles shall confirm with the specifications for unsealed / off road or remote / rural areas: Refer table in attachment for relevant information.
Specialist Clearing Plant.07 Dec 202028 Jan 2021 
  
SecureEnergy wish to identify suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of specialist plant:
. Tractors with offset plough and / or slasher
. Excavators 8 - 40T including attachments such as shears, grab, harvester, stick rake
. Broad Acre Mulchers
. Horizontal and Tub Grinders ~ 800HP
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability, dash camera and Operator Fatigue Management systems as a minimum.
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability, dash camera and Operator Fatigue Management systems as a minimum
Equipment should be to Industry safety and maintenance standards and be provided with a plant hazard risk assessment.
Operators should possess all necessary VOC and National Certifications of safe plant operation.
Plant and equipment will operate out of SecureEnergy's laydowns of which 7 are proposed between Wagga Wagga and the SA Boarder.
Welfare Facilities.04 Dec 202028 Jan 2021 
  
Opportunity Description. SecureEnergy wish to identify suppliers that have the capacity to provide a range of fixed and mobile welfare facilities
This includes the mobilisation, hire, erection, maintenance and removal of welfare facilities. The range of welfare facilities will include:
- Fixed facilities including:
- Lunch (crib) rooms with furniture and appliances
- Ablution blocks
- Portaloo toilets
- Generators and fuel tanks to suit
- Plumbing and tanks for potable water and sewage to suit
- Mobile facilities including:
- Caravan / Wagon type towable combined lunch room with furniture and appliances and ablution blocks with integral generator, fuel tank, potable water tank and sewage tank.
- Mobile facilities shall be provided with RMS registration.
All vehicles including road worthy mobile plant (trailers) used for Works under Contract shall be fitted with GPS tracking capability.
Equipment should be to Industry safety and maintenance standards and be provided with a plant hazard risk assessment.
Welfare facilities will be sited at or operate out of SecureEnergy's laydowns of which 7 are proposed between Wagga Wagga and the SA Boarder.
Options for Hire or Purchase will be evaluated.