The joint venture involving Paris-based onshore pipeline and facilities contractor Spiecapag and engineering, construction, and drilling services contractor Lucas, are due to commence construction on site in the first quarter of 2015.

The pipeline follows APA entering into two new long term gas transportation agreements with AngloGold Ashanti Australia for the transportation of gas from Yarraloola, at the northern tip of the existing Goldfields Gas Pipeline, to AngloGold’s Sunrise Dam and Tropicana gold mining operations.

The two mines will use natural gas for local power generation, displacing diesel...