- $20 million contract awarded for the construction of the 60km Atlas Gas Pipeline
- More than 100 Queensland jobs to be created during the pipeline’s construction
- First gas on the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project to flow before the end of CY2019
Leading energy infrastructure company, Jemena, has today announced it has appointed Spiecapag Australia to construct a 60km pipeline, which forms part of Jemena’s $140 million Atlas Gas Pipeline Project, in south-west Queensland.
Jemena’s Atlas Gas Pipeline Project Director, Mark Turner, said Spiecapag was selected following a competitive tender process in quarter one of 2019.
“Spiecapag has a proven record in constructing complex pipelines in regional Queensland, and brings to the table an exceptional understanding of the local terrain and environment,” said Mr Turner.
“Spiecapag’s performance as Jemena’s Queensland construction partner on the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline in 2018 means we have every confidence that they are the right team to help us deliver this project on time and on budget.”
Mr Turner said Spiecapag will this week join Jemena at a series of information sessions in Roma, Miles, and Wandoan where it will outline business and other opportunities associated with the construction of the Atlas Gas Pipeline.
“In its entirety, we expect the construction of the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project will create between 150 to 200 jobs.”
Jemena was awarded the right to build, own, and operate the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project by Senex Energy in 2018. The Atlas acreage is the first of 13 acreages awarded by the Queensland Government with all gas from the project ear-marked for the domestic market.
The Atlas Gas Pipeline will span 60km from Senex Energy’s Atlas acreage, south-west of Wandoan, to Jemena’s Darling Downs Pipeline, near Yuleba.
The project also includes a compressor station, currently under construction by Valmec, approximately 20km from Wandoan.
Once completed by the end of 2019, the Atlas Gas Pipeline will have the capacity to transport 40 terajoules of gas per day.
For more information about the joint Jemena-Spiecapag information session call the Atlas Team on 1300 081 989.
Jemena Media Contact: 0428 742 804
Jemena is an $11 billion company that owns and manages some of Australia's most significant gas and electricity assets. These include:
- the Jemena Gas Network servicing 1.3 million customers around NSW
- the Eastern Gas Pipeline which delivers gas from Victoria's Gippsland basin to the ACT, Sydney and regional NSW
- the Darling Downs Pipeline Network in south-east Queensland supplying Darling Downs Power Station and APLNG’s export pipeline
- the Queensland Gas Pipeline which supplies Gladstone and Rockhampton
- the Darling Downs Pipeline System which transports gas to the Wallumbilla gas trading hub, the 630MW Darling Downs Power Station, and to the feeder pipeline to the APLNG LNG liquefaction plant at Gladstone
- Jemena's Victorian electricity network which delivers electricity to over 330,000 homes and businesses in northern and western Melbourne
- the Northern Gas Pipeline from Tennant Creek in Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland
Jemena also part-owns the ActewAGL electricity and gas distribution networks in the ACT and United Energy, which supplies electricity to more than 600,000 customers across south-eastern Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.
More information on Jemena can be found at www.jemena.com.au