Jemena said that it has selected Spiecapag for the contract, following a competitive tender process in first quarter of 2019.

In 2018, Senex Energy awarded the right to build, own, and operate the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project to the Jemena. The Atlas acreage forms the first of 13 acreages awarded by the Queensland Government with all gas from the project designated entirely for the domestic market.

Atlas Gas Pipeline Project Director Mark Turner said “Spiecapag has a proven record in constructing complex pipelines in regional Queensland, and brings to the table an exceptional understanding of the local terrain and environment.

“Spiecapag’s performance as Jemena’s Queensland construction partner on the $800 million Northern Gas Pipeline in 2018 means we have every confidence that they are the right team to help us deliver this project on time and on budget.”

The Atlas Gas Pipeline is planned to cover 60km from Senex Energy’s Atlas acreage, south-west of Wandoan, to Jemena’s Darling Downs Pipeline, near Yuleba.

The project also includes a compressor station, which is currently under construction approximately 20km from Wandoan, undertaken by Valmec.

The construction of the Atlas Gas Pipeline Project is anticipated to create approximately 150 to 200 jobs during construction.

Expected to be completed by the end of 2019, the Atlas Gas Pipeline is expected to have the capacity to transport 40terajoules of gas per day.

In July 2018, Jemena completed the $603m Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP), an inter-state gas transmission pipeline laid between Northern Territory (NT) and Queensland in Australia.

A 481km stretch of the Northern Gas Pipeline, mostly in NT and in some part of Queensland, was built by McConnell Dowell, while the remaining 141km stretch in Queensland was built by Spiecapag Australia.

The 622km long Northern Gas Pipeline transports gas procured from the gas fields in NT to the Australian east coast gas market. The NGP pipeline is capable of transporting 90terajoules of gas per day.