Transfield awarded Sydney NBN contract

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Transfield awarded Sydney NBN contract

Major contract to work alongside Silcar.

Transfield Services has won a $170 million NBN contract to deliver fibre to Sydney city and suburbs.

The two-year contract comes with two one-year options to renew, and is on top of Transfield’s existing contract to roll out the NBN in parts of Victoria.

The contract means Transfield will be working alongside Silcar in parts of Sydney, where the latter is already undertaking existing NBN construction work in NSW.

“This is a great opportunity for Transfield Services to continue to be part of one of Australia’s most significant infrastructure projects ever undertaken,” Transfield chief Graeme Hunt said in a statement.

NBN Co chief operations officer Ralph Steffens said the contract was awarded after a select tender process.

“Under the contract announced today the contractor will be responsible for the rollout of the passive network from the fibre access node (FAN) all the way to the box outside the home, making it ready to connect to the network when the occupants order a service from their chosen provider.”

In May 2012, Transfield Services was awarded a three-year contract for $41 million with NBN Co for the provision of comprehensive facilities maintenance services for all NBN Co sites across Australia.

In September 2011, Transfield also secured a two year $133 million contract with NBN Co to design and construct the fibre optic network in Victoria after completing the construction of the fibre optic network at one of the first release sites located in the southern NSW coastal communities of Minnamurra and Kiama Downs.

The deal comes after last week's acknowledgement by NBN Co that it would not meet previous rollout forecast numbers for June.

NBN Co chief Mike Quigley blamed the reduction in the number of premises expected to be passed on inaccurate forecasts by its four construction partners Syntheo, Silcar, Transfield and Visionstream.

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