GPA Engineering wins NEGI contract

GPA Engineering has been selected by Jemena to design the 623 km, $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mt Isa in Queensland.

GPA Engineering, established in 1987 in Adelaide and with a branch office in Brisbane, is a highly experienced multidisciplinary engineering group operating in the heavy industrial sectors. GPA provides the full range of engineering design services from concepts and detailed design through to commissioning for developments across Australia in the oil and gas, mining/minerals, power and water industries.

The gas pipeline is expected to meet energy demands on the eastern seaboard and contribute to national energy security. The 14 inch diameter pipeline will connect the Territory’s gas networks to the east coast network by linking up with the Carpentaria Pipeline.

Expected to cost around $800 million to construct, Jemena contracted McConnell Dowell to build the pipeline. Additional contracts have also been awarded to KBR (facility design), EcOz (environmental consultation), Circle Advisory (Indigenous and local business participation consultation) and Maloney Field Services (lands consultation).

“The NGP announcement is a significant development for the gas industry, supplying the east coast from the Territory, and with the potential to unlock gas developments in the Territory where GPA has extensive experience,” said Alf Sanzo, Managing Director of GPA Engineering.

“For GPA to be selected to support Jemena over the next three years in delivering this major pipeline highlights the company’s expertise in the oil and gas sector and specifically pipeline engineering,” Mr Sanzo added.

GPA has previously provided engineering services to many of the major gas and oil pipelines throughout SA, NT and the east coast.

“GPA was selected as the designers for the NGP pipeline, following a hotly contested competitive tender process where GPA demonstrated that they were the right consultant to join the Jemena NEGI team,” said Jonathan Spink, Jemena Project Director.

Construction is expected to finish in 2017, the compressor stations will start and should operate for a full year, and from there Jemena expects NEGI to be operational from around July 2018.

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