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Nacap kicks off construction at APA Group’s NGI

Nacap has successfully kicked off the construction of the approximately 580 km long DN300 Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI) pipeline on behalf of APA Group.

Commencement of the construction works signifies a significant milestone for the project, with Nacap recognising APA for its decision to select Nacap as the pipeline construction contractor.

Nacap’s crews have begun to mobilise the site and the project is set to build momentum throughout the coming months as activities kick-off across the project.

In a social media post announcing the beginning of construction, Nacap thanked those who helped grant it the opportunity and stated that the team looks forward to delivering APA a successful project.

APA’s investment in the NGI will help stimulate significant economic development in Western Australia and has the potential to unlock hundreds of millions of dollars of investment in the Goldfields region. The region is rich in gold, potash and battery minerals such as vanadium, nickel and rare earths.

The Northern Goldfields interconnect project involves the construction of a new buried pipeline, commencing at Ambania approximately 50 km east of Geraldton, connecting into the existing Goldfields Gas Pipeline (GGP), approximately 40 km south of Leinster.

The project will initially include compression at the inlet, with associated aboveground facilities located along the route of the pipeline.

The NGI will create new opportunities for the supply of natural gas for the mining industry and provide for other growth opportunities in the Goldfields region and beyond.

The NGI will provide greater access to existing and new natural gas supply fields supporting the region’s processing and power generation growth requirements.

The pipeline is to be designed and constructed in accordance with the latest version of Australian Standard AS2885 Pipelines Gas and Liquid Petroleum.

APA has already engaged with all landholders along the pipeline corridor to discuss the project when it was initially proposed, and to arrange land access for early investigations and surveys.

The company’s investment creates a platform for further growth for APA as more and more resource customers seek energy solutions, including renewables and battery storage underpinned by natural gas.

APA is playing a vital role in addressing Australia’s energy needs and challenges while generating jobs and vital economic activity for WA.

To see Nacap’s images of the project’s progress so far, click here.

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