Construction Begins on $140m Gas Pipeline
Posted on 12 July 2019
Queensland is set for a new 60-kilometer underground gas pipeline as construction begins in the south-west. Jemena and Senex Energy are running the project, together with construction partners Valmec and Spiecapag, which will carry and distribute natural gas for domestic use only. Valmec will be responsible for the construction of the compressor station which will act as a channel to the east-coast gas market.
“The start of pipeline construction works by Jemena is an important milestone in delivering much-needed natural gas to the east-coast market,” Senex Energy Managing Director and CEO Ian Davies said.
This pipeline will be the first of its kind to be dedicated to domestic supply in a bid to ease the ongoing shortage.
Construction is still in its early stages, with around 90 workers currently clearing and grading the site. Overall, the project is anticipated to support between 150-200 jobs. The pipeline is expected to carry 40 terajoules of gas per day before the end of 2019.