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In February 2013, engineers from QGC completed a world-class engineering achievement in simultaneously laying two 1 m diameter gas pipelines across Gladstone Harbour to Curtis Island.
As construction continues on the Australian Pacific LNG Project in Queensland, WDS provides The Australian Pipeliner
with an exclusive overview of its work on the project’s upstream gas gathering system.
Recent developments along the eastern seaboard highlight the constantly evolving regulatory environment energy companies face when it comes to land access.
There have been some big developments in the field of land access and management over the past year, with several state governments bowing to pressure from public concerns about coal seam gas exploration and implementing stringent new policies to further regulate the industry.
The Thrifty Master Franchise, which operates in South East Queensland and northern New South Wales, has made a significant investment in infrastructure and a new specialised fleet to meet the needs of the growing Surat Basin CSG and pipeline industry head on.
In Australia, the largest capital works project, which was undertaken by Queensland’s water authority has reached a major milestone with the delivery of over 3 km of 1.5 m jacking pipe.
As Tropical Cyclone Yasi made landfall in the early hours of 3 February 2011, near Mission Beach in Far North Queensland, Kerry Copelin and the team from his family-owned business, KAC Generation and Mechanical, were ready.
A massive crowd came together on 21 February in Brisbane for APIA’s first Queensland state dinner of 2013, which included an enlightening presentation from Queensland Assistant Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Lisa France.
Joe Ashton and Ted Jestin, who, in 1976 worked together on the Moomba to Sydney Pipeline on the Australian Pipeline Construction section, were recently reunited in Queensland.
Mark Magnowski has been appointed Manager of Diamantina Power Station (DPS), located in Mount Isa, Queensland. DPS is being jointly developed by APA Group and AGL Energy.
Tue, 26 March 2013
Arrow Energy’s proposed Bowen Pipeline, located in central Queensland, has been approved by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
Wed, 6 March 2013
The 277 t boring machine that will tunnel under Gladstone Harbour for Santos’ GLNG Pipeline to Curtis Island is now being assembled on site after being transported from Brisbane.
Wed, 6 February 2013
Mark Magnowski has been appointed Manager of the Diamantina Power Station, located in Mount Isa, Queensland.
Tue, 5 February 2013
Repair works on the Wide Bay gas pipeline, damaged by recent Queensland flood waters where it crosses the Burnett River, are expected to be repaired permanently by 13 February 2013.
Tue, 8 January 2013
BG Group has secured a $1.8 billion loan from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US Ex-Im) for the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) Project
Wed, 19 December 2012
Burial of the 420 km Santos GLNG underground gas transmission pipeline has commenced.
Momentum Engineering is working with Epic Energy on the design of a new compressor station at Moomba as part of the South West Queensland Pipeline Eastern Haul Project.
As part of Nacap’s Safe Run Home initiative, which focused on getting the pipeline crew home safe for Christmas, Nacap’s Vickie Saunders went to site to see firsthand how the crews were going. These are her observations.
Wed, 28 November 2012
Approximately 100 km of the 420 km mainland pipeline right-of-way has been cleared and graded, 70 m of pipeline has been strung, and 1,000 joints have been welded for Santos’ Gladstone LNG Project, located in Gladstone , Queensland.
Wed, 3 October 2012
Saipem Australia has commenced construction on the 420 km underground gas transmission pipeline for the Santos-operated Gladstone LNG (GLNG) Project.
Construction of Queensland’s Diamantina Power Station is now in full swing and is expected to be commissioned in 2014. The Australian Pipeliner
spoke to one of the project’s proponents, APA Group, about how the project was conceived and what has been involved in the construction process.
In January 2011, Prime Minister Julia Gillard declared a state emergency in Queensland due to the devastation caused by months of flooding and Cyclone Yasi. The Roma to Brisbane Pipeline didn’t escape the wrath of this natural disaster. Among other issues, flash flooding caused a loss of containment at the Toowoomba escarpment. APA Group explains how it used its national expertise and talent to take part in this formidable pipeline repair effort.
Queensland’s booming coal seam gas industry is currently providing the pipeline industry with an abundance of work, and, with more LNG projects approaching sanction, this activity shows no sign of abating any time soon. In this exclusive feature, construction contractor McConnell Dowell provides an update of its operations on all three of the LNG projects dominating Queensland’s burgeoning petroleum industry: the Queensland Curtis LNG Project, the Australia Pacific LNG Project, and the Gladstone LNG Project.
Queensland is known to have one of the richest sources of natural gas in Australia, particularly within the Bowen and Surat basins. Moves to extract these vast reserves and thereby lead Queensland into a secure energy future, as well as facilitate Australia’s booming LNG export industry, have seen a huge increase in large-scale pipeline projects in the region. The Australian Pipeliner
looks at the companies involved in some of Australia’s most exciting and promising natural gas projects.
The buzzing APIA Brisbane dinners are a fixture of the APIA annual event calendar, and this year’s July dinner proved no different.