Marinus Link calls on Australian businesses to tender

December 13th, 2023

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Marinus Link calls on Australian businesses to tender

One of Australia’s largest transmission infrastructure projects is calling on Australian businesses to pre-qualify for its major civil construction tenders.

From today, Marinus Link is encouraging Australian businesses to apply through a pre-qualification process for its land cable and buildings’ civil works packages.

Submissions will close at 2 pm on 7 February, with notification of successful / unsuccessful participants to be advised in early April 2024.

Marinus Link CEO Caroline Wykamp said the pre-qualification tender process was the “golden opportunity” for the Australian market to benefit directly from Marinus Link. 

“This tender is our biggest opportunity to date for large Australian contractors and smaller local businesses,” she said. 

“Preparations for laying the land cable and building our converter stations will require extensive civil construction works.”  

Marinus Link includes 90 kilometres of underground cable from Waratah Bay to the Latrobe Valley, and converter stations in Heybridge, Tasmania and Hazelwood, Gippsland.  

“Although this pre-qualification process is targeted at large contractors that will lead the civil works, there will be countless opportunities for local small businesses to subcontract,” Marinus Link Head of Procurement Jason Good said. 

“The need for local jobs will range from earthworks and building construction, to support services like catering and cleaning,” he said. 

As part of Marinus Link’s commitment to Australian Industry Participation, local communities will be a focus during the tender process. 

“Once pre-qualified, head contractors must demonstrate their plans to include local suppliers, First Peoples and social enterprises as part of a successful tender,” Mr Good said.  

The pre-qualification documents were released today via TenderLink – 

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