The contract will entail the installation of 110–450 mm high density polyethylene (HDPE) pipelines for both water and gas, and will also include the connection of well head separators, highpoint vents, low point drains and pre-commissioning activities.
Murphy Pipe and Civil Managing Director Jim Campbell says that the QGC contract was the ‘icing on the cake’ for the construction company, noting that the gas gathering project has come hot on the heels of two other multi-million dollar steel and plastic pipeline contracts.
The company is currently constructing water pipelines for the mining industry in Moranbah and installing a solar component to a power station in Kogan.
“I think our company’s constant focus on bringing innovative pipeline solutions to the industry resonates well with the companies that are currently developing gas, mining and water infrastructure projects across Australia,” says Mr Campbell.Article continues below…
“Traditionally, the pipeline industry was all about getting the client’s pipelines into the ground as quickly as possible, but those days are gone.
“Today, the construction industry is much more accountable and therefore is looking for total pipeline packages that deliver productivity and quality, without comprising the safety of people, the environment and local communities.”
Mr Campbell says that key to the company’s successful foray into the coal seam gas sector has been the introduction of its innovative Spiderploughs and Fast Fusion welding technology to Australia.
“The company always looks for continuous improvement in our operations and we believe the Spiderplough and Fast Fusion technology we have introduced into the country heralds a positive new chapter in the history of the pipeline industry,” he says.
The pipeline project is expected to take approximately two years to complete.