Spiecapag Australia to build QLD section of $800m Northern Gas Pipeline

Monica Gameng   |   June 25, 2017

Spiecapag Australia has been appointed by Jemena to build the Queensland portion of the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project.

According to NGP Project Director Jonathan Spink, Spiecapag Australia will be building approximately 141 kilometres of the pipeline starting from east of the Queensland border up to the pipeline’s end point at Mount Isa.

With this contract award, Jemena has appointed partners to construct the full length of the NGP. Earlier this month, McConnell Dowell was also appointed to build approximately 481 kilometres of the 633-kilometre pipeline.

“Spiecapag Australia are seasoned pipeline constructors who demonstrated great skill and capability throughout the tender process.

“They are also well equipped to respond to the unique terrain the pipeline will cross in Queensland, and have a reputation of working collaboratively and closely with local communities,” Mr Spink said.

Mr Spink also said that Jemena has already secured various approvals – including pipeline license and consent to build from the Northern Territory Government – which allows the company to commence construction this 2017.

“We anticipate commencing construction of the NGP in the Territory in the coming weeks, with around 200 kilometres to be built this year.

“Now that we have appointed a construction partner for the Queensland end of the pipeline we will also look closely at our project plan, with a view to commencing construction there as soon as practicable,” Mr Spink said.

The Northern Gas Pipeline is expected to be commissioned in late 2018.

Source: The Australian Pipeliner

Monica Gameng
As Felix's Marketing Assistant since 2015, Monica is responsible for researching and sharing new and progressing projects within the construction and mining sectors in Australia. It's no surprise that Monica has her finger on the pulse of Australian major projects given she has produced more than 1,000 posts. She truly is an industry expert.
Follow me:

Related Articles

Construction commences on $800m Northern Gas Pipeline

Construction has commenced on the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP), which is expected to create up to 900 jobs. Once completed, teams for maintenance and operations will be based in both Tennant Creek and Mount Isa.

$800m Northern Gas Pipeline project receives construction approval

The Northern Territory Government has given consent to Jemena to construct the first 344-kilometre section of the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) project.

$800m West Village development in QLD starts first stage of construction

Sekisui House, a major Japanese developer, is starting construction on the first stage of the $800 million West Village mixed-used complex development in Brisbane.

Get the latest project news

Formerly known as the PlantMiner blog, Felix Project News is Australia's top 10 Construction blog.

Join thousands of construction and mining pros getting the best content right in their inbox.

✓ updates on Australia's pipeline of state and federal projects

✓ fresh contract awards from major contractors and builders