Southern Cross Electrical Engineering has secured a five-year
deal to provide asset inspection and maintenance services on Energy Queensland’s northern region network.
The new agreement is expected to earn more than $40 million for Southern Cross and follows a three-year services agreement ending in June.
The Energy Queensland work will continue to be delivered by Southern Cross’s Townsville-based team.
“A great effort from our Townsville delivery team has built a successful, long-term relationship with Energy Queensland and we look forward to the continuing support of our employees, subcontractors and suppliers in the successful delivery of these works,” managing director Graeme Dunn said.
In addition to the longer term, the new agreement boosts the workload by about a quarter due to enlarged regional boundaries which now extend to the Torres Straits, the Northern Territory border and to south of Sarina.
The scope includes inspection, testing of earths, and minor maintenance and treatment of overhead and underground assets to ensure the safety and reliability of EQL’s distribution and transmission network.