NBN Co signs contractor for NT and SA
- 14 November, 2011 09:35
NBN Co has finalised the last piece of its National Broadband Network (NBN) construction puzzle, signing on a contractor for South Australia and Northern Territory.
Construction firm, Syntheo, will be responsible for the design and construction of the NBN in both states which covers around 85,000 in the next 12 months.
It is already responsible for NBN construction in WA.
Value of the new contract is about $141 million but it may be bumped up to $341 million if it is extended for another two years.
Prior to the agreement with Syntheo, NBN Co had already kicked off construction in SA and NT through temporary contractors for on-site design and preliminary work.
“This contract completes the picture for the NBN as we are now in a position to start rolling out the NBN in every state and territory across Australia,” NBN Co head of construction, Dan Flemming, said in a statement.
Transfield Services is responsible for NBN construction in Victoria while Silcar is taking care of rollouts in Queensland, NSW and the ACT.