Sydney Metro is a future automated rapid transit system in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Sydney will be the first Australian city to build a metro system. The network will be controlled by Sydney Metro which was established in July 2018 and is an operating agency owned by the NSW Government. The first line is planned to consist of 31 stations and 66 km of track. The first stage, called Sydney Metro Northwest, is under construction and testing and is expected to open in the first half of 2019.
Temporary power is required for each of the 5 TBM's as part of the Sydney Metro Tunnels projects. The TBMs will be used to excavate 15.5 kilometres of new twin rail tunnels. To meet the requirement, PBE Rutherford was to provide a total of 200 11kV 800 amp couplers and 30 kilometres of HT cable. This involves coupler fitting, inspection / testing, reeling onto cable drums for transport to the Sydney sites, documentation and test certificates.