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Nauru Network Rehabilitation Project

In July 2013, Infratec won an A$1.8m contract with the Government of Nauru to supply equipment and expertise to rehabilitate the Nauru electricity distribution system. The project was awarded to Infratec following a competitive international tender process, with funding provided by the European Union under the 10th European Development Fund programme.

The contract required the supply and installation of 11kV and 415V overhead lines equipment, switchgear, transformers, customised maintenance vehicles and personal protective equipment over a two year timeframe in order to rebuild the network. A rotating team of senior line mechanics and cable jointers from NETcon in Timaru supervised the installation of the equipment and provided training to staff from Nauru Utilities Corporation over a 10month period, starting in November 2013.