Contract news: Downer to upgrade Eyre Peninsula electricity transmission network

Downer has been awarded a $245 million contract by ElectraNet to upgrade the existing electricity transmission network supplying the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and to upgrade electricity substations.


Work commenced at the end of March 2021 and the new transmission line and substation upgrades are expected to take approximately 20 months to complete. The new power line
is scheduled to be energised by the end of 2022.

Downer’s contribution to the Eyre Peninsula Link project will include:

  • A new 262 kilometre double-circuit 132kV transmission line from Cultana to Port Lincoln via Yadnarie, with the ability to upgrade the Cultana to Yadnarie section to 275 kV at a later date
  • The upgrade of five substations at Yadnarie, Cultana, Middleback, Wudinna and Port Lincoln.