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Programmed expands New Zealand footprint with new Transpower partnership

1 March 2024

Programmed partners with Transpower, New Zealand's national grid provider to maintain 174 sites nationwide.

Programmed is thrilled to share that we have been selected as a key service partner to Transpower to provide end-to-end planned and reactive maintenance across Transpower’s 174 high voltage substations, warehouses and other sites nationally from 1 July 2024.

Transpower manages and operates New Zealand’s grid and power system. Their organisation is driven by people and relationships forged with power generators and distributors, industry organisations, landowners, iwi, hapū and the communities that host assets such as towers and lines.

From left to right: Karl Ashby (Programmed Sector Lead, Government and Trades), Alison Andrews (Transpower Chief Executive Officer), Matthew Cotterall (Programmed Head of Facility Management, New Zealand), Mark Ryall (Transpower Executive General Manager – Grid Delivery), Blair Upton (Transpower Regional Services Manager, South Island) and Stephen Hall (Programmed Sector Lead, Infrastructure)

This partnership will see us maintain Transpower’s buildings and ground assets across the national network, in both urban and rural areas, delivering a broad range of Facility Management services. This includes undertaking condition assessments and preventative maintenance activity, through to execution of scheduled and unscheduled work.

Alison Andrews (Transpower Chief Executive Officer) and Mark Ryall (Transpower Executive General Manager – Grid Delivery) with Matthew Cotterall (Programmed Head of Facility Management, New Zealand)

Programmed have been providing operations in New Zealand since entering the market in 1986, with this partnership further strengthening our service network alongside customers such as Chorus, Ministry of Education, KiwiRail, Te Āhuru Mōwai and Fonterra. This exciting new partnership allows us to leverage our extensive service capabilities across the full breadth of our national network and further cements our position as one of the leading National Facility Management providers in New Zealand.

We look forward to supporting Transpower in its objective of empowering the energy future for New Zealand. We will ensure the integrity of buildings and infrastructure services that support the country’s critical electricity transmission network – a system that is vital to keeping Kiwis connected.

Transpower is looking forward to working with Programmed Facility Management and welcoming them as part of our team that helps facilitate the operation and development of New Zealand’s high voltage transmission network – the National Grid. We were impressed with the level of detail and innovative thought in their submissions and responses throughout the bidding processes, and that experience will prove useful as we look to further in our facility management services to support our future strategies under the new contract.

Mark Ryall, Transpower Executive General Manager – Grid Delivery

Programmed Head of Facility Management New Zealand Matt Cotterall shares that “We are delighted to be partnering with Transpower to deliver reliable and innovative services that support a safe, and efficient supply of electricity to all New Zealanders. Our commitment to innovation is a key component of our value proposition and we look forward to adding significant value as a strategic partner to Transpower.

Programmed CEO of Facility Management Graeme Hurn expressed, “Continuous improvement is one of our strengths, and through this partnership, we look forward to working closely with Transpower in protecting today and tomorrow’s transmission network”.

The mobilisation period of Programmed with Transpower will commence in March 2024. In this contract, we will create new opportunities for people to join Programmed and engage with numerous service providers, creating stability and income for businesses big and small across the motu.

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