Thiess bags City East Cable Tunnel

15 December 2011

Thiess will construct the City East Cable Tunnel (CECT) in Sydney. Australia’s largest electricity distributor Ausgrid awarded the AUD 140M (USD 140.2M) contract, which was announced on Monday.

The 3.2km tunnel under the city will have a diameter of 3.5m to house the 132kV cable. It will connect the existing City North substation to a new substation in Riley Street.

Thiess managing director Bruce Munro said, “Thiess is proud to be working with Ausgrid to deliver this vital electricity infrastructure.

General manager Glen Ashton added, “The awarding of the CECT contract follows Thiess’ completion last year of Ausgrid’s City West Cable Tunnel. We had no lost time injuries during more than 820 working days and we look forward to delivering the same performance for Ausgrid on the new project.”

A Thiess spokesman said, “The CECT project also includes the construction of two concrete lined connectors, an extension to the City South Cable Tunnel and installation and commissioning of all tunnel mechanical and electrical services. The project is scheduled for completion in 2015.”