Powerlink seeking local suppliers for CopperString 2032

High-voltage powerlines against burnt orange sky with trees (Copperstring 2.0 investment)
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Powerlink and its construction partners UGL and CPB has released 40 works packages for local suppliers to express their interest in working on Australia’s largest transmission project, CopperString 2032.

The works packages cover a range of activities and services, such as engineering, construction, environmental management, logistics, camp construction, haulage and communications. They are designed to maximise the opportunities for local businesses and communities to participate in the delivery of the nation-building CopperString 2032 project, which will stimulate new industries and innovation in the North West Minerals Province unlocking the renewable energy potential of North Queensland.

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Powerlink executive general manager for major projects Ian Lowry said, “Since Powerlink took on this project earlier this year, we have been focused on starting work on the ground as soon as possible.

“Our process is not just about finding the best value for money, but also about finding the best fit for our vision. That’s why we want to hear from you, the local businesses and suppliers that know the region and identify who has the capability, capacity, and experience to deliver high-quality outcomes for the CopperString 2032 project.

“We want to work together to create a sustainable and resilient supply chain that benefits local communities along the CopperString line.

“This is an opportunity for regional business to register their interest in being a part of a project that will transform North and North-West Queensland for generations to come.”

In partnership with the Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Powerlink is also hosting a series of road shows across the project area, where local suppliers and contractors will have the opportunity to meet our project team, learn more about the scope and timeline of the project, and discuss potential business opportunities.

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The road shows will be held in the following locations and dates:
• Oct 16 – Mount Isa
• Oct 17 – Cloncurry
• Oct 18 – Julia Creek
• Oct 18 – Richmond
• Oct 19 – Hughenden
• Oct 30 – Charters Towers
• Oct 31 – Burdekin
• Oct 31 – Townsville

More information about these roadshow events and how to register will be available on Powerlink’s CopperString 2032 project page.

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