Rail Projects Victoria - Metro Tunnel Project

OVERVIEW:

NEN provided commercial and technical support and advice to negotiate transmission connection agreements with AEMO and Ausnet Transmission servicing Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Rail Project.

Project budget: ~$6B

Client
Major Transport Infrastructure Authority
Year Completed
2019 – Ongoing
Location
Melbourne
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Client

Major Transport Infrastructure Authority

Year Completed

2019 -Ongoing

Location

Melbourne

Project Website

Rail Projects Victoria - Metro Tunnel Project

OVERVIEW:

NEN provided commercial and technical support and advice to negotiate transmission connection agreements with AEMO and Ausnet Transmission servicing Melbourne’s Metro Tunnel Rail Project.

Project budget: ~$6B

UTILITIES CHALLENGE:

The project needed to source 60MVA long term, efficient and reliable power for the construction and operation of the MTP.  Rail Projects Victoria need to develop agreements interfacing with the Department of Transport, the Australian Energy Market Operator, Ausnet Services, the projects construction consortium, rail operator and maintenance contractors

SEAMLESS SOLUTION:

NEN seamlessly provided comprehensive guidance on the connection and regulatory process. By collaborating with RPV project management, legal and construction consortium team along with AEMO, Ausnet and Metro Trains Melbourne, we led the commercial negotiations. Our approach effectively aligned the project requirements and stakeholders, streamlining the connection negotiations and mitigating risks. With our support, RPV was able to demonstrate a value for money outcome.

MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH:

  • Regulatory advice included but not limited to
    • Transmission Connection Process
    • Connection and Tariff charges and policies
    • Embedded network regulation
    • AEMO Registration
    • Load shedding
  • Preparation of engineering technical schedules and managing the development of detailed technical data
  • Economic connection cost and tariff charge modelling
  • Risk assessments and risk management plans
  • Key interface management
  • Key technical issue management
  • Engineering design issue resolution
  • Commercial negotiation
  • Development of safety and operating protocols
  • Executive sign off papers and approvals

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