New $8 million cross-river Brisbane gas pipeline has been commissioned
A new $8 million pipeline - providing surety of long-term natural gas supply to more than 80,000 North Brisbane customers - has been commissioned today.
The 1.84 kilometre gas pipeline includes approximately 930 metres running under the Brisbane River to duplicate the river crossing from Murarrie to Pinkenba.
The delicate and complex project has been completed by Australian Gas Networks (AGN), part of the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG), a leading national provider and operator of key energy infrastructure.
AGIG's Chief Customer Officer, Mr Andrew Staniford, said final overall commissioning of the gas pipeline went well after weeks of testing.
"We are pleased to have completed this project which has been a most successful outcome by a dedicated and professional team at the APA Group," Mr Staniford said.
"Management and timing were crucial components to the success of the project which also involved parts of the construction process being undertaken in a heavily built up environment and negotiations required with key land stakeholders along the pipeline route.
"For AGN, it continues our successful completion in a range of milestone Queensland infrastructure projects, including construction of the $20 million Bundaberg Port gas pipeline which has provided capacity to meet future demands of new business and industry in the area.
"We look forward to AGN delivering further such vital projects and the benefits that flow from such developments," he said.
Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) owns and operates one of Australia’s largest gas infrastructure businesses with operations across every mainland state and the Northern Territory supplying approximately 2 million customers. Operations include 40,000km of distribution and transmission gas pipelines, 57 petajoules of gas storage capacity, gas processing facilities and remote power generation.
AGIG’s vision is to be the leading gas infrastructure business in Australia - by delivering for customers, being a good employer, and being sustainably cost efficient.
AGIG has a strong record of performance, delivering over $2 billion worth of projects on time, on budget and with safety a priority. A recent example of major project success is the new Tanami natural gas pipeline, built on budget in the Northern Territory for Newmont Goldcorp and commissioned earlier this year ahead of schedule.
For further information contact
Andrew Staniford, Chief Customer Officer, Australian Gas Infrastructure Group
T (08) 8418 1125
John Field, Field Public Relations
M (0418) 819 527