UGL wins Western Power electrical maintenance contract

Two male UGL linesmen working at the top of a power pole wearing safety gear
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UGL has been awarded a $125 million electrical maintenance and upgrade contract for Western Power‘s South West Interconnecting System (SWIS) electricity network.

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UGL will provide distribution and transmission overhead maintenance services across Western Power’s network. The five-year agreement is expected to generate revenue of more than $125 million for UGL.

The works will be delivered across Western Australia’s SWIS, stretching from Kalbarri in the North to Kalgoorlie in the East and Albany in the South. The SWIS comprises of both transmission and distribution networks and serves the majority of Western Australia’s population with over 2.3 million customers.

UGL managing director Doug Moss said, “UGL is a leader in the design, construction and maintenance of critical energy infrastructure across Australia. We have a deep history and strong presence in Western Australia, where we are currently constructing renewable energy generation assets and working with other resources and energy clients to assist with the energy transition. We look forward to working with Western Power to support the ongoing safe and reliable provision of Western Australia’s energy needs.”

Western Power CEO Sam Barbaro said, “Western Power looks forward to working with UGL. This additional capacity will help us deliver our existing and future work program.”

The first-year work includes pole replacements, reconductoring, cross arm and cross beam replacements, defect repairs, and line removal. The contract includes a range of services including transmission overhead maintenance and siliconing.

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UGL will begin work on Western Power’s network in the coming weeks, with the UGL team based at Canning Vale.

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