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By Fiona Hamann
July 1, 2018
Leading energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has announced it has signed an agreement with Senex Energy to build, own, and operate the Atlas Gas Processing Plant and Pipeline (AGPP). It will be connecting Senex’s new ‘Atlas’ gas field in the Surat Basin in south-east Queensland with Jemena’s Darling Downs Pipeline and the Wallumbilla Gas Hub—the most significant gas hub in the country.
The pipeline will stretch 62km, with plans to have it complete by the end of 2019.
“We will begin recruitment of the 200 construction positions at the beginning of next year, and hope to have it complete by the end of the year,” Michael Pintabona, media spokesperson for Jemena told Jobsite. “It is is a very tight schedule, but we are confident we can achieve it.
“At this stage, we are not fully decided whether we will contract a partner construction company, but we should have that detail finalised soon,” he says.
After a competitive tender process, Jemena was selected as Senex’s preferred partner for AGPP because of its cost-effective and direct pathway to the domestic gas market. The proposed solution leverages the Darling Downs Pipeline, providing direct access to the Wallumbilla gas hub and offering Senex flexibility to sell its gas to a broad range of Australian gas customers.
Jemena will invest around $140 million to build the gas plant and pipeline which will be capable of transporting approximately 40TJs of gas per day.
Jemena’s Managing Director Paul Adams said in a press release the AGPP would provide additional volumes into the domestic market for a range of commercial and industrial gas users.
“The Atlas gas field is the first of 13 gas exploration tenements awarded by the Queensland government as part of a broader move to fast-track the development of new gas to the domestic market. Jemena will construct the AGPP on an expedited schedule in order to deliver first gas by the end of 2019,” said Mr Adams.
Jemena is no stranger to significant gas infrastructure works. It is currently well underway constructing the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) in partnership with the Northern Territory’s Power & Water Corporation.
The project will connect gas pipelines at Tenant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mt Isa in Queensland. Jemena has also announced an agreement with IPL to transport 31 TJs of gas to IPL’s Phosphate Hill facility on Gibson Island in Brisbane’s Murarrie for ten years. This means Jemena has contracted volume on the NGP to 70 per cent of what will be its total available capacity in year one of its operations.
The NGP project build has created 750 jobs in the Northern Territory and North Queensland, and the first gas is scheduled to flow later this year. In late June, the mainline welding of the entire 622km pipeline was completed. A video of the scale of the pipeline construction, released by Jemena in June, shows the enormity of the job.
When asked by Jobsite about other projects, Jemena spokesman Michael Pintabona indicated the company was currently working with other developers in Queensland on potential future projects.
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