I am delighted to have been elected APGA President at our recent convention on the Gold Coast. It’s an honour to lead such a highly regarded organisation, and to represent an industry that underpins the national economy and promotes the prosperity and comfort of all Australians.

The transformation has begun – PNP is changing!

After many years of missing out, APA Group’s Ron Main has been announced as the lucky winner of Peter Norman Personnel’s (PNP) Great Grange Giveaway at the 2015 APGA Convention...

New Vermeer dealership opens in Melbourne

Equipment manufacturer and supplier Vermeer has celebrated the opening of its new Melbourne dealership with a Grand Opening and Customer Day on Friday 20 November 2015.

New face at CNC

CNC Project Management has appointed recognised industry leader, Susan Jaques, as its new Technical Quality and Risk Manager.

Vale: Judith Helen Ohl

15 March 1952 – 5 December 2015

New pipeline research presented in Sydney

The 12th Energy Pipelines CRC and Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Research Standards Committee joint research seminar was held in Sydney on the 18 November 2015.

APGA Christmas parties kick off

Warming up nicely for the summer break, the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association has been providing plenty of Christmas cheer to its members across the country.

First NZ golf day tees off

The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association held its second New Zealand event for 2015, with a Golf Day and Christmas Drinks on 20 November.

Young pipeliner profile

Name: Ben Gliwa Age: 29 Company: Zinfra Position: Manager, Pipelines and Facilities

SA young pipeliners get protective

Around 30 of South Australia’s young pipeliners gathered at the Coopers Ale House in Adelaide on 18 November 2015 to find out more on cathodic protection.

Young pipeliners on tour

The Victorian branch of the Young Pipeliners Forum was treated to a tour around a number of Viva Energy’s facilities on 29 October.

Growing business to meet current and future challenges

Energy Pipelines CRC CEO Valerie Linton discusses how the Energy Pipelines CRC staff and research teams are looking to make 2016 a successful year highlighting the continued importance...

European escape for pipeline researchers

The international Joint Technical Meeting on pipeline research provides a fantastic opportunity to learn about the international gas and pipeline industries. As several young AGIT...

The new frontier for land access

Queensland GasFields Commissioner John Cotter has recently completed a stocktake of the construction of the three export pipelines in Queensland, and has gathered some key lessons about pipeliners land access...

Observations on Canberra lobbying

A major part of APGA’s policy work is in writing detailed submissions, something in which Steve Davies is quite an expert. Owner Members participate...

Growing business to meet current and future challenges

Energy Pipelines CRC CEO Valerie Linton discusses how the Energy Pipelines CRC staff and research teams are looking to make 2016 a successful year highlighting the continued importance...

How much should be spent to prevent disaster?

Major hazard facilities such as nuclear power stations, chemical manufacturing sites, gas processing plants and high pressure gas pipelines are relatively safe....

2015 APGA Convention celebrates a bright future

Held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17 to 20 October 2015, the 47th annual Australian Pipelines and Gas Association Convention brought together Australian and international industry...

Excellence honoured

The Australian pipeline industry leads the world in many aspects of construction, operations and environmental awareness. Each year the outstanding achievements of the individuals and companies are recognised at the...

Overheard at the APGA Convention CEO Panel

The 2015 APGA Convention CEO panel took place on Monday 19 October 2015. Attendees heard from industry leaders Mick McCormack from APA Group, Mark Bumpstead from Quanta Services Australia, Andy...

Pipeliners tee off on the Gold Coast

The annual Vermeer APGA Golf Classic, held on the first day of the APGA Convention in October, was located at the picturesque Palmer Colonial Golf Course.

YPF drinks supports young at Convention

Young pipeliners at the 2015 Gold Coast APGA Convention took the opportunity to gather for drinks and networking prior to the Welcome Dinner.

Five minutes with the APGA Board

In October 2015 the Australian Pipelines and Gas Association welcomed an update to its board, including the election of its second female director. The Australian Pipeliner caught up with the...

Built on trust

John Walsh has come a long way from Waterford, Ireland, where he had his first foray into pipelines at age 19. John now leads Spiecapag Australia, an international company with...

Jemena’s new break

In November 2015 Jemena stole headlines by beating several pipeline operators for the contract for the Northern Gas Pipeline, one of the upcoming projects looming for the industry. The Australian...

Queensland spirit: the rapid rise of BHD

Since its inception in 2009, the entrepreneurial spirit of founders Haley and Daniel Heilbronn has led their transport company BHD Group Services from strength to strength.

McConnell Dowell completes NT pipeline and facilities work

The Northern Territory is without doubt the biggest area of focus for Australia’s pipeline industry, with the announcement of the Northern Gas Pipeline and the looming completion of one of...

From explorer to leader

Rosen, a powerful name in the Australian pipeline industry, has an impressive international pedigree having been founded in 1981 in Lingen, Germany, by Hermann Rosen following his realisation of a...

Lifting Australia’s pipelines

Vacuworx, a global leader in innovative lifting solutions for the pipeline industry for over 15 years, is committed to supporting Australia’s pipeline industry wherever pipe needs lifting.

Vapour phase corrosion emitters explained

Vapour phase corrosion emitters are small, specialised devices designed to provide corrosion protection for metal components and parts which are enclosed in non-ventilated control boxes.

BHD expands with the market

In November 2015, all BHD branded businesses including BHD Oilfield Services, BHD Transport and Logistics and BHD Environmental became part of BHD Group Services which is still privately owned by...

Straight down the middle: centralising pipe systems

Developed by drilling professionals, kwik-ZIP centraliser and spacer systems are solving production casing centralisation challenges throughout the pipeline industry.

Australian water pipelines review

The importance of a strong water supply is critical for Australia’s biggest industries, and with longer drought periods becoming more common, many new water pipelines are in the works to...

Gas leakage detection revolutionised

A new street evaluating laser methane assessment tool has revolutionised the way gas leakage surveys are conducted by APA Group on Australian Gas Network’s South...

Facilitating integration with new operations centre

APA Group has transitioned control of the majority of its transmission assets to its new Integrated Operations Centre in Brisbane, with the new IOC offering a lot more than centralised...

Keeping Australia skilled

Manufacturing has long made an important contribution to Australia’s economic development. A productive manufacturing sector is crucial in maintaining a thriving economy for Australia,...

Powering Papua: gas continues its unstoppable roll

The political, social, financial spheres have undergone dramatic change in Australia’s closest neighbour over the past few years, and a big part of this transformation has been due to gas....

Anti-corruption law developments and foreign investor risks in PNG

The World Bank Economic Forum estimates the global cost of corruption equates to more than 5 per cent of global GDP, or approximately US$2.6 trillion. Corruption is...

Mountain ranges, swamp faults, and landslides: overcoming the challenges of the PNG LNG Pipeline

Built in remote locations at high altitudes, through dense and steep rainforest terrain, and seismic areas requiring specialist design and construction techniques, the completion of PNG LNG Project’s onshore pipeline...

Best practice in PNG

With a rich endowment of metals, minerals, oil and natural gas, Papua New Guinea is on the cusp of deregulation that will bring private enterprise into the country’s bourgeoning power...

South Australian networks link up

In major milestone for South Australia’s energy pipeline network, two of the state’s major pipeline systems have been connected.

Underwater energy

As one of Australia largest offshore LNG projects moves closer towards completion, The Australian Pipeliner spoke to INPEX about the complexities involved in the subsea pipe-lay of the Ichthys gas...

It’s got the power: the EGP delivers

Built to bring power to mines in Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields region, APA Group’s Eastern Goldfields Pipeline has been a success on many fronts. The Australian Pipeliner spoke to construction...

What I know about pipelines

James Povey, Project Manager, Nacap Australia: nine years in the pipeline industry

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