Presenting the award in Melbourne today, APIA’s immediate past President, Mr Kevin Lester, said Mr Venton had been continuously involved in the pipeline industry for 37 years, and for most of this time has operated at a senior level with companies such as CMPS&F, PG&E, Worley and Duke Energy.

“Phil has played a leading role in the design and construction of many of Australia’s important pipelines, including the Eastern Gas Pipeline, the Tasmanian pipeline, the SEA Gas pipeline and numerous pipelines in PNG. He is an authority on the design of slurry pipelines,” Mr Lester said.

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