Jemena has received approval from the Northern Territory Government to construct the first 214-mile section of the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline Project, a 386-mile pipeline that will connect Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland.
Jemena recently announced that it has awarded a construction contract for the project to McConnell Dowell. McConnell Dowell’s scope of work involves the engineering, construction and commissioning of a 299-mile section of the pipeline. Site activities are expected to start in the coming weeks, with the first gas expected to run through the pipeline in late 2018.
According to a press release issued by the Northern Territory Government, 149 miles of the pipeline is expected to be laid in 2017, with the project anticipated to be placed in service in 2018.
Upon completion, the project will, for the first time, connect Northern Territory gas fields with the east-coast gas market.