SA Power Networks Contract Overview

Project Overview

McMahon Services entered into a contract in 2013 with SA Power Networks (South Australia’s electricity distribution company), and indirectly Electranet (the transmission operator supplying SA Power Networks).

In that time we have completed over 260 work requests under the contract. The contract, originally spanning over three years has been extended for another two due to client satisfaction.

The contract was established by SA Power Network to ensure minimal environmental harm as a consequence of their activities. This is achieved through prompt environmental incident response which further strengthens SA Power Networks environmental performance.

McMahon Services self-deliver all works as part of the contract, however we do have a list of approved sub-contractors to use if needed.

The services to be provided under the agreement is a prompt 24 hour, 7 day emergency response to spill containment situations, but more specifically the removal of redundant substation and line infrastructure, PCB removal and emergency response works including reinstatement/ civil works.

What McMahon Services provide for SA Power Networks under the contract:

  • Prompt 24/7 emergency response to spill containment situations anywhere within the Adelaide metropolitan and regional / country areas within SA;
  • A one hour response time to an emergency call anywhere within the metropolitan area;
  • The containment, control, cleaning and disposal of spills and contaminated water and soil are in line with the EPA requirements and SA Power Network guidelines;
  • Control spills in waterways, on roadsides and other land as required;
  • Organise and coordinate all traffic management and control requirements as needed;
  • Effectively manage information and records relating to the incidents including waste disposal documentation, which will be provided to SA Power Network upon request;
  • Reinstatement of the work area, including civil works such as backfilling holes and replanting of trees.
  • Attendance of monthly contact meetings to discuss works performed during the month;
  • Provide a comprehensive quarterly report, detailing call out totals, average respond time, time taken to complete call out, total costings etc.


Key Statistics:
  • 3730 man hours to date
  • Over 260 work request
  • Average 21 call outs per quarter
  • On average – one hour response time
  • No incidents

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