Transfield wins $170m NBN contract

The construction company has added to its NBN work after winning a tender with NBN Co

NBN Co has awarded Transfield a contract worth up to $300 million for the design, construction and premise pre-connections for the National Broadband Network (NBN) in metro and south east Sydney.

The initial two-year contract is worth $170 million and includes two one-year extension options.

Transfield won the contract following a 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,” Ralph Steffens, NBN Co chief operations officer, said in a statement.

Transfield has been awarded several other NBN contracts, including a $41 million contract for the provision of facilities maintenance services for NBN Co sites and a $133 million contract for the design and construction of the NBN in Victoria.

Other construction companies involved in rolling out the NBN include Silcar in Queensland, NSW and the ACT; Visionstream in Tasmania; and Syntheo in SA and WA. Syntheo handed back construction of the NBN in the NT to NBN Co last week.

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