Chapter Seven

The breakthrough for Transfield came early in 1958 with the award of the £750,000 contract for the supply and erection of the longest powerline in Australia, stretching for 200 miles from Magill to Port Augusta, in South Australia. The 275KV transmission line comprised 780 towers, each 120 feet in height. With this contract, Transfield started the first fabrication of transmission towers in Australia. Before that, all towers were fabricated and tested overseas.  



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1960. Construction of the Magill-Port Augusta T/L. Dangerous rigging of a pylon in New South Wales. View from the top of a tower.