Contractors complete construction of NGP

Jemena has confirmed construction of Australia’s largest gas pipeline project, the 622 km Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP), has been completed.

On 20 July, contractors McConnell Dowell and Spiecapag laid their final sections of pipe on the AU$800 million (US$596 million) project.

The NGP is a 12 inch (304 mm) gas pipeline linking Tennant Creek in Australia’s Northern Territory with Mount Isa in Queensland.

Once in service, it is expected to deliver 90 TJ/d of gas to the east coast market.

McConnell Dowell constructed a 481 km section of pipeline, while the remaining 141 km was built by Spiecapag.

Jemena Executive General Manager of Corporate Development Antoon Boey credited those working on the project with accomplishing a significant undertaking.

“The sheer scale of this project is enormous – the largest current gas pipeline project in Australia,” said Mr Boey.

“This milestone is due to the fantastic effort of those working in remote, hot and often dusty conditions.

“Apart from the pipeline, we’re thrilled that construction of the Mount Isa Compressor Station is finished and completion of the Phillip Creek Compressor Station in the Northern Territory is imminent.

“Jemena is progressing its plans to extend and expand the NGP and will continue to work with the community to understand how they can contribute to this next phase of growth and activity.

A statement by McConnell Dowell said the company’s focus will now be on completing the final section of hydro-testing before handover to Jemena to commissioning before the pipeline is entered into service, with first gas is expected to flow in late 2018.

For more information visit the Jemena website.

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Image courtesy Jemena.

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