The contract commenced in January 2021 with an initial four-year term, with one extension option of up to one year.
Under the contract, Downer will provide services including network asset relocations, wideband business services, facilities design and construction activities including Telepower and building upgrades; and a continuation of the 5G mobile rollout. These activities will be delivered across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and the Northern Territory.
Downer is a leading provider of fixed and wireless network services in Australia and New Zealand and one of the largest constructors of telecommunications carrier networks.
Downer’s metering services business, Skilltech, has been awarded a new water meter reading contract with SA Water, helping to provide quality water services to more than 1.7 million South Australian customers.
Downer was awarded two contracts by the New South Wales Government in February to upgrade six Sydney train stations to meet Metro rail standards.
Downer has successfully completed the refinancing of the Group’s debt platform with the establishment of a new $1.4 billion Sustainability Linked Loan (SLL) facility, which was the largest SLL in Australia in 2020.