Transfield Services awarded NZ$260 million telecommunications contract

Transfield Services today announced that its New Zealand telecommunications business has been awarded a NZ$260 million contract to provide telecommunications services to Enable Networks.

The work forms part of the New Zealand Government’s commitment to invest NZ$1.5 billion over 10 years to rollout the Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network to 75 per cent of the population.

The 10 year contract is scheduled to commence in July 2011.

As part of the contract, Transfield Services will assist in the design, rollout and maintenance of the fibre optic network to communities in Christchurch and surrounding regions in the South Island.

“Transfield Services can now apply its considerable experience and expertise to contribute to the roll out of this important infrastructure development. We look forward to the opportunity to make further contributions as it progresses,” said Transfield Services Managing Director and CEO, Peter Goode.

Enable Networks builds and operates Christchurch’s optical fibre network. Enable Networks is the trading name of Christchurch City Networks Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Christchurch City Holdings, the investment arm of Christchurch City Council.

Transfield Services’ New Zealand telecommunications business develops, operates and maintains networks for blue chip clients, including Chorus, Transpower, Meridian Energy and the Department of Conservation.

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