AusNet Services awards $600 million contract for operational and maintenance services

AusNet Services has awarded a $600 million contract to provide operational and maintenance services on the electricity distribution network in Victoria. 

Downer will take on the five-year contract, which has the option to extend for a further six years.

Under the contract, Downer’s services will expand from the current work delivered in AusNet Services’ Central region to include the remainder of AusNet Services’ electricity distribution network in Victoria’s northern and eastern regions.

The contract is expected to commence in September 2019 following the completion of a workforce transition process. 

Downer Chief Executive Officer Grant Fenn said this contract award reinforced Downer as a benchmark end-to-end service provider to owners of utility assets.

“We are pleased to extend our 19-year partnership with AusNet Services for at least a further five years and to now service their entire electricity distribution network in Victoria.

“This contract demonstrates Downer’s ability to deliver and service our customers’ assets to help them provide cost-effective, safe and reliable energy for our communities.”

The scope of work Downer will be delivering includes operations, maintenance, capital works and 24/7 emergency response for AusNet Services’ electricity distribution assets.

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