Prysmian Cables gains $11 million contract

A Liverpool business, Prysmian Cables, has just been contracted as a supplier for the WestConnex project and is set to deliver $11 million in their product to WestConnex.

It is part of $1.6 billion worth of contracts to suppliers for the WestConnex project.

Prysmian Cables said they have grown their business to meet demand for one of their latest contractors, which supplies cable to the new M4 for power and communications equipment.

“At our Liverpool facility alone we’ve grown our workforce by 10 percent, adding 30 employees this year to deliver around $11 million in product to WestConnex,” Prysmian commercial manager Adam Talbot said.

“It’s a massive achievement, the total length of optical fibre produced from our plant this year could make five round trips to the moon and back.”

Some of Prysmian Cable’s new employees were from Western Sydney and the Liverpool area.

Sydney’s massive infrastructure boom is generating a wave of employment opportunities across the city, with projects like WestConnex.

Minister for WestConnex Stuart Ayres said as work nears peak production underground, WestConnex is delivering opportunities to hundreds of small businesses and creating employment pathways for people across a range of industries. 

“The potential of Sydney’s workforce is being fully realised much like the integrated motorway network we are delivering for Sydney,” Mr Ayres said.

“Overall, 10,000 direct and indirect jobs are being generated during construction of WestConnex including 400 apprentices and trainees.”

Member for Holsworthy Melanie Gibbons said projects like WestConnex are having a huge boost to employment in the local area. 

“Facilities like Prysmian are skilling up workers and increasing their output, meaning big things for local jobs,” Ms Gibbons said. 

A total of 14 kilometres of underground tunnels has been carved out to date and work is progressing 24/7 at all tunnelling sites. 

For more information visit www.westconnex.com.au.