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Downer EDI Engineering to help build NBN in northern NSW

Infrastructure management firm wins $94 million construction contract

NBN Co has awarded Downer EDI Engineering a $94 million, two-year contract to provide additional construction capacity for the NBN rollout in northern NSW.

The engineering and infrastructure management firm will rollout “passive network from the fibre access node all the way to the box outside the home ready to connect to the network when the occupants order a service from their chosen provider,” NBN Co said.

NBN Co’s chief operating officer, Ralph Steffens, said he “expected today’s announcement to be the first in a series of contract awards over the coming months as NBN Co ramps up construction activity.”

NBN Co previously said it planned to add more construction resources over time to meet the needs of the rollout program.

“We have now established key contract terms and conditions to allow us to streamline the process of engaging new contractors as the pace of work accelerates,” he said in a statement.

NBN Co’s CEO, Mike Quigley, told a Senate hearing earlier this week that the company had downgraded its June 2013 target for the number of premises passed from just under 300,000 to 286,000, due to construction delays from contractor, Syntheo.

Downer also recently signed a $66 million deal with NBN Co to deliver fibre services to multi-dwelling residential apartments and flats in NSW, Victoria and the ACT.

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